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Widows Server 2003 x64 Upgrade

I need a little advice. Does anyone know if Windows Server 2003 x64 standerd can be upgraded to Windows 2003 x64 Enterprise without a problem?
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LauraEHunterMVPCommented:
Standard to Enterprise is a supported upgrade path.  That said, it's a non-trivial operation, and in most cases I'd recommend a clean install instead of an upgrade.
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sdoughtyAuthor Commented:
The problem is Exchange 2007 is already installed on the box.
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LauraEHunterMVPCommented:
What's the need driving the upgrade from SE to EE?  Any OS upgrade is going to be a significant operation, and while it's officially supported by MS, that doesn't mean it won't have an adverse effect on something like Exchange.
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sdoughtyAuthor Commented:
Wanted to add additional RAM. The system has 4GB of RAM
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LauraEHunterMVPCommented:
I'd test it in a lab before doing the production upgrade then, for sure, to see how much downtime it's going to incur for your users and whether Exchange is going to need any hand-holding after the fact.
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sdoughtyAuthor Commented:
I should be alright with the $GB but I was hoping to add a bit of a buffer with more. Email is minmal here with
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sdoughtyAuthor Commented:
Let me finish that thought. I should be alright with 4GB of RAm just wanted to add a buffrer zone. The email usage is minimal here with only 50 users really accessing email with only 20 on the system at any given time. About 150 available maiboxes.
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LauraEHunterMVPCommented:
In that scenario I wouldn't run the risk of an in-place upgrade, myself.
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sdoughtyAuthor Commented:
It just seemed that a great deal of RAM was being used for the amount of mailboxes used, the majority of which are under 10MB
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