[THIN] Upgrade strategy question...

  • From: DMelczer@xxxxxxxx
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 10:21:37 -0400

For the gurus out there:
We currently have a Windows 2000 SP4 / MF XP 1.0 FR1 farm of 3 servers.  We
also have 1 NT4 SP6a machine running MetaFrame XP 1.0 FR1 acting as a data
collector with an access datastore on the machine.  No one logs into the NT4
machine, but the three 2000 boxes are in production currently.
I need to upgrade or replace the NT4 box to get it to Windows 2000 and get
the other 3 machines to use this new machine as the indirect access to the
datastore.  Also, I need to port the datastore from MS Access to SQL.
What I plan to do is the following:
1.  Create a new machine with Windows 2000 SP4 and MF XP 1.0 FR1 in a NEW
farm using the existing MS Access datastore.  2.  Move the existing
production servers over to the new farm.  
3.  Convert the datastore from MS Access to SQL.
Is this a viable strategy, or is there a simpler way of doing things?
I looked at citrix.com/support, but it appears like they removed just about
all documents pre-FR3, so the old advanced concepts guide that would walk an
admin through upgrade from NT4 to 2000 and datastore migration doesn't
appear to be available.
Thanks in advance for any help.
-Dave Melczer
dmelczer@xxxxxxxx <mailto:dmelczer@xxxxxxxx> 

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