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Can you convert a SBS2003 server to Win2003 Std. Server?

Preparing to install a new SBS2008 server to the network. Currently the office has a SBS2003 server in place.

My question is, can I somehow use the license on the original SBS2003 server as a standard server somehow?

To be clear, my intention is to take the SBS2003 Server's hardware, format it as new, and then use the original SBS2003 license to install, it as a Windows Server 2003 Standard server, to use it as a file or application server.

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SmarterIT2010
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mittermuellerCommented:
No. SBS license is different from standard windows server. After migration from SBS2003 to SBS2008 your license is gone.
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ormerodrutterCommented:
No you can't use your SBS2003 license to install W2K3. However......

If you upgrade to SBS2008 Premium it comes with an additional W2K8 Server license that you can install on a seperate server, so in this case, you will have one SBS2008 server and one W2K8 server. You can exercise your downgrade right to install a W2K3 server instead.

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
If you buy SBS 2008 Premium edition, it comes with a second server license.  If you wait for SBS 2011 (due to RTM next month), then you can always add the "Premium Add-on" - otherwise, the only way you can re-use the SBS install is to buy the SBS transition pack (no longer sold) which removes the SBS restrictions but would cost MORE than a new license for Windows Server.
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SmarterIT2010Author Commented:
Thanks guys
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