Windows 2003 server is really Windows 2000?
Posted on 2011-09-26
when I try to install a copy of avg antivirus for file servers, it starts the install and then returns an error message stating that avg 2012 cannot be installed on a non supported OS. When I click the find out more information, it states that it cannot be loaded on Windows 2000 server. But, in the system icon in Control Panel it says that it is server 2003 standard edition.
It also will not do a windows update, errors out and says that it needs to have the latest service pack. Nothing I do will give me updates except to download the SP2 as a single file to run.
This is running on a small clothing stores white box server. The previous IT guy built it and like a lot of stuff around, he did a lot of things to cut corners to keep his and their costs down.
Any suggestions besides wiping it out and starting from scratch? Is there a way of looking up the Key Code that I can see using BelArc Advisor to see whether this is a legal license.
Could he have installed a full version of 2000 server first and then run an upgrade with 2003?