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Is it possible to upgrade a windows 2000 server to windows 2003 without doing a fresh install?

How long does it take?
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depends on your hardware, if you have quick gear it wont take long, if slow gear then it wil take a while

but yes you can upgrade
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this page discribe the Procedure to upgrade
http://www.commodore.ca/windows/windows_2003_upgrade.htm
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gotaquestion,

You need to provide more information.  Mnf provides a good start (that link is part of a collection of links I post sometimes) IF you are upgrading a domain controller to 2003.  IF you are just upgrading a server and you don't have a domain, then it's very simple and straightforward.  If you do have a domain, there are more issues to take into consideration - so which is it... you have a domain or just a server?
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it's just a regular server not a domain controller.
compaq dl 580 (first release)
I called hp and they said they don't have a smart start cd for this server which makes me wary.  because if I start the install and then it doesn't have the right scsi controller or whatever then I'd be stuck in no mans land and it's a production server and I can't be in that position.
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you can always get the SCSI Drivers off the web
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