Solved

Downgrade from Win2K3 to WIN2K

Posted on 2003-11-17
5
237 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I purchased a new server and ordered it with 2003 server, come to find out an application I need to run won't run on 2003.  So I call the manufacturer and they tell me that if I already have the 2000 media I can install it and use the 2003 product code to downgrade the installation. Talked to two different folks at the same company that say the same thing about this and I keep getting Product ID is not valid when installing windows 2000 server.  Anyone have any ideas.  I am about to purchase a WIN2K server license but thought maybe I could avoid it with the downgrade.
0
Comment
Question by:SoonersFan
5 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
adonis1976 earned 75 total points
ID: 9766214
windows 2003 license number will not work for windows 2000 server. they have different licensing schemes.
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:Luc Franken
ID: 9766397
You should look if there's a sticker on the site of the server case (sometimes inside) and see if there's a licence number for win2k server on it. I know this happens when you have a winXP pro licence and you want to install win2k pro, I don't know if this also applies at the server licences.

LucF
0
 

Expert Comment

by:wilkersons
ID: 10494842
Hi guys,
I am trying to uninstall a win 2003 server and reload win 2000. I finished with all the 4 boot disks but I get the following error... setup did not find any hard drives ...unable to install 2000..Need all the help that I can get on this one.

Thanks,

SKP
0

Featured Post

NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
In 2017, ransomware will become so virulent and widespread that if you aren’t a victim yourself, you will know someone who is.
In this video I am going to show you how to back up and restore Office 365 mailboxes using CodeTwo Backup for Office 365. Learn more about the tool used in this video here: http://www.codetwo.com/backup-for-office-365/ (http://www.codetwo.com/ba…
Hi friends,  in this video  I'll show you how new windows 10 user can learn the using of windows 10. Thank you.

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

23 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now