Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, Server 2003 Standard to Enterprise in Technical; Has any one changed from server 2003 standard to Enterprise by upgrading and not installing everything from scratch ?
7th April 2011, 02:10 PM #1
Server 2003 Standard to Enterprise
Has any one changed from server 2003 standard to Enterprise by upgrading and not installing everything from scratch ?
It is a DC running AD , DNS , DHCP etc
Also exchange 2003 standard i think
Not looking to run into any problems but you never know !
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7th April 2011, 03:44 PM #2
Why do you feel the need to upgrade?
7th April 2011, 04:17 PM #3
As far as I am aware, I don't think you can upgrade from 2003 Standard to 2003 Enterprise. You'd be better off starting again and working with either 2008 or 2008 R2.
7th April 2011, 04:26 PM #4
2008 / R2 would be the way to go.......... may aswell upgrade now.
7th April 2011, 04:28 PM #5
Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition: Upgrade or new installation?
You can also upgrade from Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition to Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition.
7th April 2011, 08:35 PM #6
You should be fine. Makre sure you take a backup (system state) at least. Also backup the DHCP DB.
It is supported however, always best to to a fresh install.
8th April 2011, 10:32 AM #7
The reason im doing the upgrade is that this server when i first got here only uses 3.25gb of ram - even though it has 6 gigs and another 6 gigs i bought
with it being standard it can only use a max of 4gb but the x86 version of enterprise can some how use more memory (up to 16gb)
this will allow me to lower the page file size and speed up everything .
I can upgrade to server 2008 . But That wont be untill all our clients are windows 7 . Or atleast all the I.T. Rooms
8th April 2011, 10:33 AM #8
Thanks , also going to take the server offline one night and do a FULL acronis backup
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