Add Remove wizard problem
Posted on 2008-06-18
I have a client who has migrated from SBS 2003 to a new server with SBS 2003.
When I click on Add/Remove for SBS 2003, it goes through some checks and haults at this error:
"windows sbs 2003 error the computer cannot be upgraded to the oem version of windows small business server"
I spoke with Microsoft and they said that it is the customers fault. The customer had copied the Microsoft WIndows Small Business Server folder and Windows for Small Buisness Server folder from another server to this new one. The reason? Because they wanted to use the server managemnet snap in.
Apparently, SBS Add/Remove is now picking up these folders (created on a server in the year 2003!) and not allowing customer or me to go any further.
Microsoft said said we have to reinstall the entire server. This is not an option.
Does anyone know a work around?