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Upgrading Windows 2003 SBS to Windows 2003 Standard Edition

Hi,

We would like to upgrade from Windows 2003 Small Business Server to Windows 2003 Standard Edition.  Can anyone give me links and prices to the Windows 2003 upgrade software if they exist?

Thanks
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MarkMichaelCommented:
Hi

It's best to buy the SBS Transistion Pack, this will upgrade you and all your licenses to the full version without having to reinstall :)

http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2003/sbs/techinfo/planning/transition.mspx
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OAC TechnologyProfessional NerdsAuthor Commented:
We're not concerned about any of the data or anything on the computer, we bought the server with Small Business Server software on it and we would like to put full server on it in it's place.
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MarkMichaelCommented:
Ok,

You mention upgrade software on your opening post. The upgrade software from Small Business Server to the FULL Standard Edition is exactly the link I have posted above. This will transform it from SBS to a full working domain with no limits.

If you want to upgrade 2003 Standard, then just do that. Buy the retail copy and format and reinstall. Bare in mind, if you have users on your system that you don't want to have to re-create, or you don't want to have the issues of having to rejoin every PC to the domain then format/reinstall is the option for you.
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Andrew DavisManagerCommented:
There is no upgrade version as such. if you dont care about any of the old data, settings, exchange, ect. then you will need to buy full new version and install onto the server, if you want to keep your existing licences then you will need to use the transition pack mentioned ealier, this will also allow you to keep all settings.

regards
Andrew
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