windows 7 laptops in SBS 2003 environment

Hi guys,

I have a ntwork that consists of about 30 users that have lenovo laptops and SBS 2003 server. All the laptops came with XP pro preloaded... last week i started upgrading the laptops to windows 7.. so far i upgraded about 4 laptops and havent experienced any issues.. i am a little afraid of upgrading eveyone and than running into wierd network problems down the road, since SBS 2003 server is so old.. thanks
MXU2011Asked:
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ryan_johnstonCommented:
I think he's asking if he'll run into any issues with Win 7 and SBS 2003 compatibility.  And as long as they are WIn 7 Pro you won't.  Especially since Win 7 has XP Mode built in if you ever came across something that absolutely needed XP.

But as far as general network issues....you shouldn't run into any problems.
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Ernie BeekExpertCommented:
And your question is...... ?
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MXU2011Author Commented:
I was wondering if anyone that upgraded to windows 7 in a similar environment had any issues down the road
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Chris MillardCommented:
You'll probably find that users don't get prompted to change passwords when they are close to expiry - and there's bound to be a few other things like that, but there are updates available for SBS 2003 for these issues.
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Ernie BeekExpertCommented:
Not a lot. The only thing I ran in to was some issues with policies. Some policies which worked before don't quite get a hold on win7.
But then, most of them are diving deep in to the registry and though it should be the same, somethimes in win7 it's just a liiiitle bit different.
No issues with 'default' policies though. So as long as you have nothing fancy there you should be ok.
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MXU2011Author Commented:
thank you very much
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