Verify Windows 2003 R2

magapie
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I downloaded and installed R2 from MSDN. After installation it still says plain old windows 2003. I know I downloaded the right iso and used the cd key for R2. It was a clean install and not an upgrade. I right click My computer and see that R2 is not showing. Is there a trick in the registry to see if R2 is indeed installed? I can't belive MS in their "wisdom" would not put the right isofiles online at msdn.
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Did you install the second CD?
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During the install, did it say it was R2?  The second CD has the DFS-R and adprep items, but have not done an install recently enough to be certain.
Mike ThomasConsultant
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If after the install it asks for the second CD it is R2, if not it is not.

Start -> Run -> winver

That will give the definitive answer though.
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kevinhsiehNetwork Engineer
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Windows 2003 R2 is just like Windows 2003 except for the additional items on CD 2. You don't actually have R2 until you load the second CD which will upgrade you from 2003 to 2003 R2.
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kevinhsiehNetwork Engineer

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Correct answers ere given. Suggest 84 pts to leew #35774520, 83 pts each to , MojoTech #35775654 and kevinhsieh #35785776
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See objection above.
Mike ThomasConsultant
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I agree with Kevinhsieh

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