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Registered: ‎10-12-2012

Server migration of SalesLogix version 7.2 from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008 R2

Hello;

 

I am planning to migrate my SalesLogix 7.2 from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008 R2, can someone show me how to do or does Windows 2008 R2 support it because I saw a lot of negative feedback on SalesLogix 7 running on Windows 2008 R2.

 

Currently, my configuration is this.

 

A Windows 2003 32-bit server hosting SQL 2005 DB and SalesLogix 7.2.

A Windows 2003 32-bit server running SpeedSearch.

 

We have some network clients (7.5.1484) using XP, Window 7 (32 and 64 bits) access to SalesLogix server.

 

I need migrate to Windows 2008 R2 then configure it as a TS server, let some remote user access the SalesLogix by using RemoteApp feature in Windows 2008 R2.

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Posts: 801
Registered: ‎03-24-2009

Re: Server migration of SalesLogix version 7.2 from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008 R2

There were, indeed, some issues w/7.2 on Win2008R2 (or Win2008 x64) but, largely, they were all cosmetic and/or resolveable provided you knew how. As Win2008R2 is only 64bit and you are already running 7.5.4 then you've escaped the pain! (although, not sure how you mean 7.2 *and* 7.5.4 clients? The 1484 indicates you have 7.5.0.1484 - and, therefore, you have a mixed environment - which is *not* a good situation) 7.5.4 on Win2008R2 is a given - no issues. RemoteApp is also perfect - we use it all the time/ In terms of moving - simply configure the server as a TS prior to any apps being installed. Make sure it's licenses (past the 120 day eval) and then simply install SLX as you would do normally (no /install, no /execute required). You'll then find it runs perfectly. If you are planning on keeping the SQL2005 in place (as you will *not* want to put it on same server of course) then ensure you install the relative Native Client for SQL2005 and that's it.
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-12-2012

Re: Server migration of SalesLogix version 7.2 from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008 R2

Hi;

 

it was my typos, the user is using client version 7.5.0.1484 but the server is still running 7.2.  Based on your information, if I am running SalesLogix with version 7.5 with SP4, I should be good for running it on Windows 2008 R2, right.

 

My support contract is expired, how can I get the SP4?

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Posts: 801
Registered: ‎03-24-2009

Re: Server migration of SalesLogix version 7.2 from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008 R2

Unfortunately, that's still a mixed environment (7.5 should only run with 7.5 server, 7.2 Server with 7.2 clients etc). Absolutely, 7.5.4 works very well with Win2008R2 - we have lots of clients running that scenario with no issues. However, the downside is that - I'm afraid - that's kinda why you pay for a support contract - to get the later versions free of charge. You'll need to approach Sage and see what they will do - they may let you pickup from just this year onwards for example - as you definitely should not run 7.2 w/Win2008R2. There are many reasons for this - primarily as it's not certified (7.2 was de-released on 1st Aug 2012 in fact) and you'll get no support and you'll run into a bunch of windows rendering issues created by old version of the OCX's in use - all fixed in 7.5 and and above. To be absolutely honest with you - they were all fixed in 7.5 SP1 as the earliest release, but I'd still recommend you updated. See here for list: http://www.empath-e.com/Support/resources On right hand side you can choose the version and all the hot-fix and service pack issues.
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Registered: ‎10-12-2012

Re: Server migration of SalesLogix version 7.2 from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008 R2

thanks Mike;

 

do you know if the 7.5 SP4 covers all previous hot fix and SP such as SP1, SP2, SP3?

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Posts: 801
Registered: ‎03-24-2009

Re: Server migration of SalesLogix version 7.2 from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008 R2

Absolutely. A hot-fix updates a particular issue. Whereas a service pack collects of them together and is cumulative.