Migrate Windows Server 2003 to Windows Small Business Server 2003

Migrate Windows Server 2003 to Windows Small Business Server 2003

Post by QWxleGFuZG » Fri, 28 Jan 2005 04:39:07


Hello,

I have a customer that already uses a Windows Server 2003. Less than 5
clients are accessing it but he wants to have an exchange server + SQL server
for his small business. So I adviced him to buy SBS 2003.

The current configuration is:
- HP ML310 Server
- AD
- File Server
- little software (Like UPS Monitor, AVM Ken!)

My question ist plain and easy: can I "downgrade" to SBS Premium by just
running the Setup from SBS Premium? Or what do I have to do in order to
install the SBS Server without starting from the scratch.

Thank you!

Alexander Buschek

BTW I searched for "Server 2003" but none of the results I found were
related to exactly this situation.
 
 
 

Migrate Windows Server 2003 to Windows Small Business Server 2003

Post by Marina Roo » Fri, 28 Jan 2005 04:51:11

Hi Alexander,

You obviously have found the right newsgroup now. For your convenience I
will repeat my answer:

SBS 2003 is definitely not a downgrade! It is W 2k3 server plus Exchange
2003 server plus WSS, plus for Premium also ISA 2000 server and SQL 2000
server.

If you now have W2k3 standard, you should be able to run setup from the SBS
CD. You might want to have a look at the release notes for some notes.


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Regards,

Marina
Microsoft SBS-MVP
One of the Magical M&M's

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Migrate Windows Server 2003 to Windows Small Business Server 2003

Post by Jeff Middl » Fri, 28 Jan 2005 05:15:47

Clarifying Marina's comments.

From inside the Windows Server GUI, launch the SBS setup disk. Don't boot
from it.



SBS