Upgrading from SBS2003 Standard SP1 to SBS2003 R2 Premium
Posted on 2008-06-15
I have a client who runs a SBS2003 Standard SP1 box. They need to run SQL Server 2005 so it seems to me the most cost effective way to do that is for them to upgrade to SBS2003 R2 Premium which includes SQL Server 2005 on the Premium Technologies CD. I just need to confirm the upgrade path. From what i can see, none of the SBS upgrade products will jump straight from SBS2003 SP1 Standard to Premium R2. It would appear I first need to upgrade to 2003 R2 Standard (via Microsoft product id T72-01415) then go from R2 Standard to R2 Premium via another upgrade pack (T75-01260).
Can anyone confirm if this is the correct path to perform this migration? I'm trying to avoid having to install R2 Premium on a new box and migrate everything over. It's only a small busines with 8 PCs and very basic AD structure so i don't see an issue.