can windows Storage Serveer 2008 basic x64 upgrade to standard?
Posted on 2011-04-28
I just received 3 entry level NAS from dell that has windows storage server 2008 basic x64 installed on them and they are at there sites, 1 local and 2 remote.
I was told that i was able to use DFS-R before i bought them but i find out that the basic edition does not support DFS R (replication) just namespaces which leaves me in a bit of a pickle.,
I dont have time to return them as i needthe new storage space, other then buying a 3rd party replicaation software from Double take at a cost of 3000 or another company,
what i was wondering if i can do a in place upgrade of the installed basic to standard without having to reinstall from scratch. I have the disc and key for standard edition.