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What are the steps required to install a small Business server Premium Edition 2003 on a dell server?

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I am about to install an SBS Premium Edition 2003 R2 for a client; I have installed a Standard Edition for another client.
I would like to know what procedure is required to install an SBS Premium Edition 2003 R2 on Dell(Power Edge 2900) with a MS Server 2003 standard Edition R2 SP2 as the server OS.
And if possible an installation procedure or amnual site
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Adding an SBS server to an existing domain is possible be frought with problems - its best avoided but if you must see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884453
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May be i should add that the client uses a workgorup prior to this project;so we are just going to establish a domain for them
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If you are suggesting "upgrading" from Server 2003 to SBS you cannot do an in place upgrade - it has to be a fresh install
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Yes; what are the procedural steps( manual if possible) for a fresh installation?
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Do you need to preserve anything on the existing server ?

If not then just put the CD in the drive, boot to the CD, use setup to re-partition the disks - see http://www.sbs-rocks.com/sbs2k3/sbs2003-2.htm
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