Is is possible to upgrade server 2003 enterprise to sbs 2011 essentials?

I know you can upgrade SBS 2003 to 2011 Essentials, but can you also do this is 2003 Enterprise?

All we will be using this for is:
File storage
Website testing
Folder synchronization
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bmsjeffAsked:
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Rob WilliamsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
There is no way to upgrade to any version of SBS.  You can do a migration, assuming the hardware supports the new O/S.  Microsoft doesn't have very good instructions for a migration to the same hardware for your scenario.  I recommend contacting www.swingmigration.com and buying a migration kit which walks you through the process and gives you 90 days support for the project.  You of course will need to buy a full SBS O/S license and CAL's.
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Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security OfficerCommented:
If all you will be doing is the 3 specifics mentioned above, then I would recommend simply migrating data to the new server and decommissioning the old one.

swingmigration.com is great, however I don't think it's necessary in your scenario.  Can you provide me the total storage you'd be needing as well as the specs on the current server.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
That depends on how many users and PC's. AD would have to be completely recreated with all users, PC's rejoined to the network, and user profiles imported as well as moving data.  If only a few users, starting fresh I agree would be much easier.

I mentioned CAL's but SBS Essentials doesn't require CAL's.  Sorry.
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bmsjeffAuthor Commented:
I am using the same Server, just installing newer software.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Its not "just"  :-)  This is not like upgrading from XP to Vista. There is no upgrade option.

How many users and PC's?
To confirm the server supports 64 bit O/S's?
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Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security OfficerCommented:
Especially if you're going to use the same hardware, then you can't upgrade, you would have a hard time even keeping your domain intact.  You'd have to at least add another DC so that your domain could function properly.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Thatis the advantage of the swingmigration.com process it always uses a temporary DC (can be a PC) for the migration which allows migrating to same hardware.  However it's a long process and if less than 8-10 users and not familiar with the process,  its' probably easier to backup data and start from scratch
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Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security OfficerCommented:
True.
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