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Upgrading Windows 2000

Currently I have Windows 2000 Terminal Services. I need to get Windows 2003 so my web analytics program can be upgraded. The only thing I need is Windows 2003 with SQL Server. Which version of Windows 2003 should I get?
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Netman66Commented:
Depends on the RAM in that box.  If 4GB or less, use Standard - higher needs Enterprise.

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brian226Author Commented:
There will be a total of 2GB. I need SQL tho. Standard doesn't come with SQL Correct? On my Windows 2000, I currently have SQL 2000 which is all I need but there is no upgrading when it comes to servers right? How do I get Windows 2003 but keep my current 2000 if I no longer have the disk?
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Netman66Commented:
You don't.

Upgrade the server and SQL should remain.

If you legally own the software MS will send you a new disk.

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TheMetrixCommented:
MS Will Send you the you a new disk - at the cost of $24.95 USD for media kit.
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brian226Author Commented:
Right but you technically can't just "upgrade the server" . It looks like I would need to do a full install correct?
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Netman66Commented:
Why can't you upgrade the server?

The only prerequisite I see for SQL 2000 is to be at SP3 or greater before the upgrade to Server 2003.
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TheMetrixCommented:
yes you can upgrade from Windows 2000 to Windows 2003 without having to do a full install. You will have to update SQL 2000 as Netman66 said.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/upgrading/w2k/default.mspx <-- start here for resources from MS for Windows 2003.

http://support.microsoft.com/ph/2852 <-- Resources for SQL 2000.

Since you are upgrading your Terminal Server 2000 to 2003 you will have to purchase a 2003 Terminal Server License and CALS for users to access the 2003 TS, either User or Device.
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