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Convert Exchange 2003 Evaluation Version to Exchange 2003 Full Version

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What is the easiest way to Convert Exchange 2003 Evaluation Version to Exchange 2003 Full Version.
I have this evaluation version installed on a server with a windows 2003 evaluation version of the  software to.

My plan was to re-do everything however the settings I have were all configured properly and now it just seems simpler to find a way to convert from the evaluation version to the std version
Any ideas?
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by:Sembee
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If the version of the evaluation edition is the same as the version you have purchased, then you can simply reinstall Exchange on top of the existing installation.
If you have eval of enterprise and have purchased enterprise then you can reinstall on top.
This works as well for going up a version. If the evaluation edition is standard and you have purchased enterprise, then you can reinstall top.

However if the eval is enterprise edition and you have purchased standard, then you cannot reinstall on top. You have remove and reinstall Exchange.

Simon.
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by:Christian_Agard
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Yes the evaluation version is the same version I purchased. Since I have Windows2003 Eval and exchange2003 Eval, can I simply re-install the OS first, then re-install exchange. Or does this sound like it will lead to trouble?

Christian
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As long as everything is the same or higher version, you will be fine. Eval to full version is a support upgrade path.
The only thing you might have to do is re-service pack the server. It depends if the media has the service pack integrated or not.

Simon.
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Once Again...Thanks Simon
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