Windows 2003 trial license upgrade to full version
Posted on 2009-05-13
From previous questions I determined I will need to reinstall the OS. What I need to know is what happens to my file shares and printer definitions ?
When I perform the install should I 'overwrite' existing OS, or perform a repair. Basically on the trial version we added some applications, created shares and got a bunch of printers defined. We also added users. I'd like to save this work when I register the windows server with it's official full version product key
To ask again, is the full install required. Found one posting saying it was. I appeal that answer, I cannot believe a utility does not existing from MS that will allow me to enter a legal purchased product key does not exist.