Upgrading from MS Server 2003 Standard to Enterprise.

Posted on 2007-11-30
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Last Modified: 2008-08-25
We have a System with the MS Server Std on it that needs to be upgraded to Enterprise.  Other than totally rebuilding, is there a smooth upgrade path?  Server is configured as follows:
Windows 2003 Std
IIS 6  .
NET 2.0 framework V-Shell
40 GB (20 GB storage for OS and another 20 GB storage for the application)
2 CPU and 4 GB RAM for the production DMZ server
Question by:bcsreginamike
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Author Comment

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Sorry, correction on current configuration below:

Windows 2003 Std
2 CPU & 4 GB RAM
SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition (processor license)
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Expert Comment

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Upgrading from Windows 2003 standard to Windows 2003 Enterprise is a supported path.

Check out this and other related docs in the tree:
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Expert Comment

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Just to confirm, this is a seamless upgrade.  Pop in the CD and upgrade (do it from within Windows).


Author Comment

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Has anyone you know done this successfully?  Unsuccessfully?  I am trying ot weigh the risk of in place migration.
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Netman66 earned 1500 total points
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I've done it more times than I can count.

Run Winnt32 from the Enterprise CD from the console of the server.  Disable your AV software during this.

All you'll need to do is patch it afterwards.


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