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2003 SBS Standard >> 2003 SBS Premium

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I've looked all over, and short of calling microsoft (which would be a nightmare i'm sure) i can't find information on what software package / license i need to buy in order to upgrade

Windows SBS 2003 Standard to PREMIUM.

A client of ours opted for the cheaper standard sbs version about 6mo back that we put on one of their servers, and now they need SQL Server on it.  I know Premium has SQL Server.  Is there a version of Premium out there that i can "legally" put on the server as an upgrade to 2003 SBS Standard?  If so, anyone have any links to reputable resellers?

Thanks,
Nick
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by:harleyjd
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The SBS 2003 Premium Upgrade should do the trick, silly as it sounds. I don't think there is a minor upgrade version, just the big one...

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harleyjd: got a link to the one you suggest from a reseller?

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Bad answer! (on my part)

While looking for a retailer or reseller I found this:

Pricing and Licensing for Windows Small Business Server 2003
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/sbs/howtobuy/pricing.mspx

specifically:

Product SKURetail/FPP*       LicenseOpen NL**       LicenseOpen NL**       License and Software Assurance
Product Upgrade (from standard to premium)      900      n/a      n/a
      T75-00140            
Version Upgrade*** (from SBS versions 4.0, 4.5, or 2000 to SBS 2003 Premium Edition)       599      n/a      n/a
      T75-00037            

Ok, it doesn't read well, but there is a specific version for product upgrade, and it's more than the version upgrade. In addition it's not available as an Open Licence option...

http://www.shopping.com/xPO-Microsoft_Windows_Small_Business_Server_2003_Premium_Edition

Please note - the link is from a google search, and I accept no responsibility for pricing, accuracy or reliability of resellers. I will just say that the $$$ matches Microsoft estimates, and that the part number is correct, beyond that you're on your own...
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by:NickUA
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what's the part number on MS's site, and "Microsoft Estimats" got a MS link for this?  I won't hold you responsible ... what webpage did you copy/paste the above from?

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by:harleyjd
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PN=T75-00140
Est $ =$900

Both are from the official MS "how to buy" url above.
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by:harleyjd
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OH, and FWIW - the SBS Standard Price + the SBS Product Upgrade price = SBS Premium price, so there's no real loss there,  though if they bought OEM then they have probably blown a few $$$.
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harleyjd: thanks .
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No worries...

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