Video: Five server upgrade mistakes IT professionals should avoid

Bill Detwiler highlights five mistakes IT professionals should always avoid when upgrading server hardware or software.

TR Dojo: Five server upgrade mistakes IT professionals should avoid Bill Detwiler highlights five mistakes IT professionals should always avoid when upgrading server hardware or software. Once you’ve watched this TR Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article and print the tip from our <a href="http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/itdojo/?p=1732">TR Dojo Blog</a>.

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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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...