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SBS 2003 SP1 install failure

Emiel Zwart
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Hi,
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
version.

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

http://www.smallbizserver.net/Forums/tabid/53/aff/6/aft/18831/afv/topic/Default.aspx
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/SBS_Small_Business_Server/Q_22867972.html

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

Thanks in advance!
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Steve AgnewSr. Systems Engineer

Commented:
are you using Windows Update or downloading the file, there are many different versions, if you don't have the service pack and go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com it should provide you with the correct version.. also have you rebooted the server and tried again?
Distinguished Expert 2018
Commented:
Follow this document for installing SP1.  It covers quite a bit, including where to *get* SP1 (use the right download!!!) and has comments on some OEM specific issues and the proper links to the OEM pages to fix those issues.

http://www.smallbizserver.net/tabid/266/PageID/70/ArticleID/68/articleType/ArticleView/Default.aspx
Emiel ZwartEngineer

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When I run the the Automatic Update it is not providing an SBS 2003 SP1...