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Upgrade a hardened SQL Server 2005 Management Studio Express to the fully licensed SQL Server 2005 SP2

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Good morning experts.  Please tell me the best way to upgrade a hardened SQL Server 2005 Management Studio Express to the fully licensed SQL Server 2005 SP2.  It is installed on Windows Server 2003, with a fully installed hardend IIS 6.0 running.; also using IE 7.0, patched.  The hardware is Dell Power Edge 2850 server.  Could you use as much detail as possible.  I've just been handed this server.
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also running WSUS 3.0 SP1
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BrandonGalderisi earned 500 total points
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I assume that since it's running SQL Server Management Studio Express that it's running SQL Server Express as well.  

First step, buy SQL Server (std, enterprise, etc.)
Secondly: Decision time.
   Are you running a named instance
     if so?
     Do you want it to keep the same instance name?
       You will need to uninstall express (after backing up and detaching your DBs) in order to install into the same instance name
     are you ok with changing the instance name?
        You will need to change everything that references that instance name.
    If not?
      Same questions as "if so?" apply.
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