OS update

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Apr 7th, 2007

how dangerous is it to do a win OS upgrade?

I have this problem too.
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cplatt01 Sat, 04/07/2007 - 20:13

From 2000 to 2003...or for example, 2000.4.2 to 2000.4.X???

Matthew Bryant Sat, 04/07/2007 - 22:14

I haven't run across a bad upgrade yet.

Everyone I have done has gone through quite smoothly. Just follow along in the readme's for the OS upgrade and it should go fine.

It's about as exciting as watching paint dry, but it has been very painless

sohaildxbfze Sat, 04/07/2007 - 21:28


As all the Win patches and/or updates are extensively tested by Cisco for their products, it is recommended to apply those patches and/or updates from Cisco website.

rob.huffman Sat, 04/07/2007 - 23:52

Hi James,

Just to add a note to Sohail and Mattew's good info. Make sure that you spend some time going through the Read-me notes for your OS upgrade. Pay special attention to compatability requirements,important considerations etc. I have attached some good getting started docs for your planned upgrade. With proper planning you should be good to go!

Frequently Asked Questions About Operating System Software Updates

From this excellent doc;


Related operating system and server documentation, which includes the following documents:

Installation document and release notes

Cisco IP Telephony Operating System, SQL Server, Security Updates



Operating system upgrade executable/support patches and corresponding readme documentation;

Note: The operating system and SQL Server support patches post on the voice products operating system cryptographic software page.


Installing the Operating System on the Cisco Unified Communications Server, Version 2000.4.4


Hope this helps! And good luck.


thisisshanky Mon, 04/09/2007 - 05:59

Its always good to have a solid bars backup and a system backup using ghost or acronis before attempting an OS or CM upgrade. You never know what could go wrong.


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