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SBS 2003 SP1 install failure

Emiel Zwart
Emiel Zwart asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-09
I want to install SBS 2003 SP1 on a server because I want to migrate it to SBS 2008. Now when I try this I get the following error: 'This computer cannot be upgraded to
the OEM version of Windows Small Business Server' even though it is an OEM

I have searched the internet and have tried the following solutions:


Now what to do because I don't want to do a clean install of SBS 2008...

Thanks in advance!
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