Originally Posted by dmead
i guess then one more question, why can't I just turn off all the BB services, insert the Server 2003 disk in the cd drive and upgrade the machine, then turn back on all the services?
lol, how much free time have you got to mop up the blood?
The BES can be a delicate beast and if you don't treat it right, it will make sure you never go home and definitely never sleep. It's one of those occasions where you can go for it and if you have a good db backup (always remember the knottrope mantra!), the most you have to do is rebuild the BES. As knotty says though, knife edge is relatively easy (super easy if using remote DB like him!) so why not knife edge to a temp machine, upgrade the OS then go back. OK so it's not as quick as your way but a lot quicker to recover from if something goes wrong during the work.