SBS 2003 upgrade issues
Posted on 2011-03-10
Our server was installed in '04 with the original release of SBS 2003. We recently moved to a new location and upgraded the server to a HP ProLinea. When our IT provider built the new server, he installed the original release of the OS and then the SP1 upgrade. That part went fine. But when he attempted to upgrade to SP2, it didn't work. I'm not sure what happened but now the server has problems. Although it supports our needs at this time, the server's browser does not work, it will not read any of it USB ports, it has to be rebooted manually because you have to use the F7 key to select the correct boot device during the boot process. Otherwise, it will not boot up.
I certainly want a complete reload of the OS, but my question is, should I go ahead and upgrade the OS to SBS 2008 and Exchange 2010? Or should I just rebuild with SBS 2003 R2?
The problem is that I have already purchased the SBS 2003 R2 package (from TechSoup) and I am unable to purchase SBS 2008 from them until November of this year. Would upgrading be worth the wait, or should I just reload SBS 2003?
Thanks for your opinion.