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Posted on 2006-07-14
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Greetings,
   I am trying to get FSRM set up on a Windows 2003 server.  I was previously Windows 2003.  We "upgraded" to R2 and as the server had already been built with Windows 2003 with the file server role, an article we found said to go to the add/remove programs to add it.  The option is not listed in add/remove programs.  
The article we're following is:
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Configuring-Volume-Folder-Quotas.html
Not sure what we're doing wrong.  
What is the best way to ensure we are really running Windows 2003 R2?
Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

mltets (Jim)
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I've thought about removing and re-adding the file server role through "Manage this Server", but that would whack all the existing shares and I would have to go through to recreate them.  I'd rather avoid that if at all possible...
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Right-click "My Computer", open the properties; it should say "Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2" in the General tab.
When you did the upgrade, did you actually use the second CD, or did you stop after the first one? If you only used the first CD, insert the second one and complete the upgrade.
Afterwards, as mentioned in the article, you should find it under Details in Management and Monitoring Tools.
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Looks like the R2 upgrade didn't complete properly, it doesn't say R2 in the system properties.  Let me dig into this.  
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Sure enough, disk 2 wasn't installed.  I'm trying to install it now, but it's not liking my product key.  Odd.  Same key we used for disk 1...  argh...  It's always something, isn't it...
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R2 requires its own license key. The first CD (which is basically a Server 2003 SP1) can be installed with an "old" license key (but will accept the R2 key as well); if you used the old key, then you'll have to enter the R2 key at the latest when you install the second CD.
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We're using the source code off of our Microsoft Licensing CDs which we get in relation to our technet subscription.  We purchased Windows 2003 licenses, but I don't remember seeing a special key just for R2.  Where would I get that?  Do I need to contact Microsoft?
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We're digging into it.  I've got my purchasing person going through the keys on our licensing agreement.  We'll find it...
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I guess it should have come with the R2 CDs; if in doubt, call Microsoft (iirc there's a special hotline for msdn/technet subscribers).
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All that we get for source CDs is a huge packet with everything as part of our volume license agreement, no individual numbers included, which can be kind of a pain.  I'll let our purchasing gal track it down.  If she can't then I'll call Microsoft.  (also, another perk of the technet subscription is the two free tech support calls, very usefull in a pinch)...
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Thanks for your help.  It was much appreciated...
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