I'm planning on updating the base OS of my current GW 8 server from OES2SP3/SLES10SP4 to OES11SP1/SLES11SP2 I was going to use the Transfer ID program, and first transfer the OS to a newer base operating system, then make sure that GW 8 could run on that server before I did the upgrade to GW 2012.

In the past when dealing with NetWare, I would follow a similar process, transferring the ID of the NetWare server to OES2SP3 in this case, and then migrating the GroupWise to that server.

My question is this a valid method or should I upgrade the GW8 to GW 2012 first and then do the Transfer to the newer (supported) OS? Any thoughts would be most helpful.

Thank you,