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I am unable to add new users in my SBS 2003 installation (no service packs), because the file scw.exe is missing.  I have tried to install it via Admin Tools, but it is nowhere to be found on the hard drive.

I do have two copies of scw.exe on my terminal server (Windows Server 2003 (service pack 2), both dated 2007, which is a couple of years later than when SBS was installed.

On a scale of safe to suicidal, how sensible is it to copy scw.exe from the terminal server to the main server?
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by:Michael Worsham
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EE PAQ'd Solution...

SBS 2003 Administration Tools
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Misc/Q_21672741.html
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Thanks, but I had already seen that question, and its solution.  In my case, scw.exe is simply not on the SBS, either in Program Files, System 32, or anywhere else.  
I know I can reinstall all or part of the SBS program - or rather, pay to have it done.  What I wanted to know is whether I can simply install one of the later versions I do have on my terminal server.
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Actually, it depends. SBS 2003 SP1/SP2, SBS 2003 R2 and Server 2003 are pretty much a different breed of operating systems. You might try to do it, but I honestly don't know if your operating system would still see it as part of the original system and allow it to access the server-side DLL files.

Another thing you need to take into consideration is if you did copy the file -- would it void the licensing agreement with Microsoft as it is two different platforms.
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Many thanks for your advice.  I had a faint hope that someone would come up and say 'Yes, they are identical, I've done it myself, and everything was OK'!  In view of your reservations, I shall banish the thought and get SBS reinstalled.
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Discretion being the better part of valour, I shall have SBS reinstalled.
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