If you make a mistake when upgrading a user's desktop or laptop, many times you're only affecting that single user or perhaps a handful of people that depend on that user. But if you make a mistake when upgrading a server, you could stop dozens, hundreds, even thousand of users dead in their tracks. During this TR Dojo episode, I'll go over five mistakes you should always avoid when upgrading a server.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.