Changing Server 2003 Licensing Information
Posted on 2007-08-10
Here is a crazy one ... I think.
I have got a new customer that was using another company for their computer\network service. That service company deployed a Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition server that is acting as a DC. When they did the install they used a licesne that doesnt belong to the company where it was deployed. Now that they are no longer dealing with that service company, they have come to me to straighten everything out. I have a few questions as to handle this.
1 - Can I install Server Standard over the top of Enterprise and have it function as the same domain without having to recreate all the user accounts and security?
2 - Can I simply change the license, using a utility like Magic Jelly Bean?
3 - Is there a way to migrate to another DC and keep the domain name? Without having to recreate everything in the process.