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Installing Office 2010 Standard on a Windows Server 2003 R2 Terminal Server

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I have to install office 2010 standard on a Windows Server 2003 R2 Terminal Server. The server currently is running Office 2000 and i have the following questions.

- After installing, what is the process for activating the 13 Open Volume Licenses we have (for Office 2010). I have had a look on the MS website but it is a little confusing. A step by Step in plain english would be handy ;-)

- When i uninstall Outlook 2000 and install outlook 2010 (and configure each users profile) will their calendar appointments still be there? they are exchange 2003 mailboxes.

- Also are their any other things i should be aware of when doing the upgrade?

any information would be appreciated

KYMD
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by:AccessYourBiz_Com
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I can only comment that with outlook 2000/2010. Instead of uninstalling outlook 2000, just install Outlook 2010 and I think it will automatically upgrade your outlook 2000 to outlook 2010. I am not 100% sure since you are bridging several version, but I know it definately works that way from Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2010.
When it upgrades it should maintain your calendar appointments and all related data.
 
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Will i be able to do this as i am upgrading the whole office suite?
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by:AccessYourBiz_Com
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Yes.
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by:wolfcamel
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you need the full "enterprise edition" of office 2010 - if you install that you will be fine.
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I have the Ope Volume License of Office 2010 Standard and downloaded the software directly from the MS licensing site so i am guessing i should be ok (e.g. enterprise edition). The main concern is the tasks and calendar for each mailbox, i need to be 100% sure uninstalling office 2000 and installing office 2010 won't loose all the calendar or task information
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by:antonylopez
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If users use the calendar and tasks of the exchange mailbox they will not miss anything.

You can check the calendar or tasks of a user, through OWA, if they are there, then you're safe.
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I uninstalled Office 2000 and installed Office 2010, Outlook did retain all the mail, calendar, contact and Task information. Also as it was an Open Volume License i did not have to activate for any user (it was already done (or it avtivated silently).
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