Product key for SQL in SBS 2003 Premium

Posted on 2006-05-27
Last Modified: 2009-07-29
I have a server with SBS 2003 Premium.
Looks like the SQL component was not loaded, although there is a MS SQL folder under Program Files. But in Start > Programs> there is no Microsoft SQL Manager.

So I tried to load it from the CD. It unzips to a folder and starts install. First it said that the previous install did not complete and to reboot. This I did and started the install again. It then asks for the Product key. I give it the SBS key as there is no other key available. It rejects that key. I recall in SBS 2000 there was a seperate key for SQL.

1. Is there a seperate key?
2. Where do I find it?
3. Am I installing the right way? I do not see any wizard to install extra components like SQL.

PS. I did not install the SBS 2003, so have no idea what they did.
Question by:alexangus
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    Accepted Solution

    There is only one key for your server's installation you would use the same one you used to install to begin with.

    The instructions for installation are here:

    These are also on the Premium Technologies CD


    Author Comment

    I will try this on Monday. Looks like I used the incorrect CD. I was using CD1 instead of CD4. I remember something about this now.

    Will get back to you if I have hastles.

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