Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

upgrade box from SBS2003 to Windows2003

Posted on 2006-07-18
2
Medium Priority
?
218 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
My client has merged with another business

We have plenty of full server 2003 licenses

The small server in one office was running SBS2003, but not using exchange

I want to upgrade it to full version of windows 2003 so that I can set up a domain trust between the office's over the VPN

Can I use the Corporate Edition 2003 Standard windows server CD to upgrade, by installing over the top of SBS2003?

Whats the best path for least pain?

Raybans
0
Comment
Question by:Raybans
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 51

Accepted Solution

by:
Netman66 earned 2000 total points
ID: 17135181
There is no direct upgrade path from SBS2003 to Server 2003 in any version.

You'll need to buy the Transition Pack to remove restrictions on SBS or format and install new with your copies.

http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2003/sbs/techinfo/planning/transition.mspx

I know it says R2, but it should still be available for R1.

0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Many of us need to configure DHCP server(s) in their environment. We can do that simply via DHCP console on server or using MMC snap-in on each computer with Administrative Tools installed in a network. But what if we have to configure many DHCP ser…
Learn about cloud computing and its benefits for small business owners.
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…

721 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question