[THIN] Re: One farm with Server 2K and 2K3

  • From: "Callahan, Michael (TICS)" <MichaelCallahan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 13:32:40 -0600

I haven't moved to a 2k3 farm yet, so my knowledge there is purely
theoretical.  However, here is the way I understand it based on current
research - if you are running a farm containing a mix of Win2k and 2k3
servers you should be able to run your license server on 2k3 for both
versions.  I will leave it to better minds than mine to authoritatively
answer that question.
The other reason I am responding to this is that I have something you will
find handy as you do your migration.  I have written two MFCOM scripts ,
FarmAppSave.wsf and FarmAppRestore.wsf.  FarmAppSave will run against your
farm applications and save each app's settings to an .inf file.  You can
then edit the file (changing server names, etc.) or not, as you see fit and
run the the FarmAppRestore script to restore your apps to the new farm.
If you think these would help let me know and I'll send them to you.
They've been thoroughly tested on XP FR3.  

 -----Original Message-----
From: John Burt [mailto:jburt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 12:10 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] One farm with Server 2K and 2K3

We are contemplating combining our two current citrix farms (one is 2K and
the other 2K3) into one farm, and I have a couple of questions.
1) I understand that 2K3 will not read a 2K license, so the licensing server
will have to be on the 2K3, but can I store all the licenses there or should
I have a 2K license server and a 2K3 one?
2) The plan was to just do a change farm on the 2K servers and add them into
the 2K3 farm, as an FYI, there are only 3 in the 2K farm. Is this the best
way of going about it, or is there a better way?
3) The apps that are published on the different farms are different and I do
realise that I will have to republish them onto the new farm, but I was
wondering if there are any other issues I need to be aware of?
Thanks in Advance!

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