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Upgrade from SBS 2003 Premium R1 to SBS 2003 Premium R2

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Sounds crazy but guess I am stupid - so I just got my sbs 2003 R2 premium dvd and I just don't get the upgrade instructions..
It says in the release notes (over and over) that you must get to 2003 sp1 before moving forward..
Well, I am already there.. It says the first 5 cd images are to get you to sbs2003 sp1 (so I assume I don't run these).
The only options left are 3 premium cd's which look like SQL workgroup, isa server and wsus.. The premium technology cd's...
Don't I need to upgrade the base os before installing the premiums. (if so how do I do it)
In any case nothing seems happy here..
btw, server and all components are ok for R2.. Pretty straight forward install.. I also have a copy of r2 premium on cd's (can use either one).
sure it's something I just can't see..
Thanks in advance for any help..
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It is pretty straghtforward... but the thing is that you need to install any of the premium stuff BEFORE you run the R2 upgrade.

The full "Getting Started Guide" http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3E3E06F5-BBD3-496A-9A63-2B748FC78A4C&displaylang=en

(Pay special attention to page 18, "Steps to Complete a New Installation"

Also, see "Installing the Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Premium Technologies"  
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=29CB973D-41D8-4A5E-9312-90982A0FC164&displaylang=en

These would be done BEFORE you finalize with the R2 disk.

Jeff
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Thanks Jeff..
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