Posted Tue, 24 Aug 2021 22:12:44 GMT by

We are currently running 11.3.1 and will be upgrading to 11.5 Automate Plus/Ultimate.  We are currently running 11.3.1 on Windows Server 2012 R2.  We are considering upgrading to Windows Server 2016 or 2019 as part of the Automate upgrade.  What are the pros and cons to doing this?

 

Posted Wed, 25 Aug 2021 06:11:32 GMT by

Hello Jennifer,

Switching environments is always a process as you have configured your scripts to run with one OS, and now switching to another OS means the possibility of changes made "behind the scenes". For example Win 2012 R2 might display a window with a different handle than it does on Win 2016 or 2019, which means that if you have an step that focuses on that window, it will now fail.

When these types of migrations are done, we highly recommend keeping the old server up and running as long as possible. This gives you a chance to install the software to the new environment, export jobs from the old to the new, and test each and every workflow/task in the new environment. This allows your production to not be hindered by the need to edit jobs.

Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2022 19:47:53 GMT by Chris Dotson
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