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Upgrade Windows Server2003 Standard to Enterprise

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Is this an option?  I would like to preserve: other installed software, scheduled tasks, shares, desktop preferences, etc. if possible.

This server is *not* a domain controller.  Is it just a member (application) server on our domain that is used to run an Oracle database.

If I do need to reformat (or at least install Enterprise Edition from scratch) is it easy/possible to save any of these:
scheduled tasks, shares, desktop preferences?

We are adding some more memory (2GB) to the box that already has the max that Standard edition can support: 4GB.

If anyone has experience running and tuning an Oracle9.2 database on WindowsServer2003 to support 500 users, I would welcome suggestions and would gladly give additional points.
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Lee W, MVP earned 1500 total points
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From the looks of things here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810613

Yes you can.
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by:Mark Geerlings
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Sorry that I forgot to clean up this question.  No, we never found a way to preserve the: installed software, scheduled tasks, shares, or desktop preferences.  So we had to re-install and/or recreate all of them.  I was able to create an ASCII list of the 30 or so scheduled jobs and use that to re-enter them.  I did the same with the shares.  And I saved a copy of the \Desktop folder, so I could copy those shortcuts back after the re-install.  Fortunately we only had one main application installed: an Oracle database, so that was the only application I had to re-install.  (The Oracle datafiles were all outside of the C:\ drive, so the database survived the O/S and Oracle software re-install just fine.)

I'll accept the response from leew to clear the question, even though it was not the answer I was hoping for.
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