In-place upgrade of Win NT 4.0 Server to SBS 2003
Posted on 2005-03-08
Hi. I have a small office that is running Win NT 4.0 Server with Exchange 5.5 and about 10-12 users. We want to upgrade to Small Business Server 2003 but our server is fairly new so we want to use the same machine. I know I can't just upgrade from NT 4.0 Server to SBS 2003 so I was thinking of first upgrading to Win2KSmall Business Server and then upgrading to SBS 2003. The only issue is that I don't have Win2K SBS and I don't want to have to purchase it just for a temporary step!
1) If I just wanted to do a clean install of SBS 2003, how do I save all of the exchange info (user mailboxes, public folders, etc.) so that I can import into Exchange in SBS 2003?
2) Is there easier way of doing this that I am not thinking of?
3) I accidentally got the OEM version of SBS 2003. Does that support upgrading?