Upgrading from SBS Std to SBS Prem 2003

Upgrading from SBS Std to SBS Prem 2003

Post by Mil » Fri, 07 Sep 2007 12:02:53


I am about to upgrade from SBS Std 2003 to SBS Premium 2003 R2. Is there
anything I should be concerned with before I start. I have SP2 on the SBS OS
and SP2 on Exchange.

If I place SQL on the same partition as Exchange, will I have an issue with
Sharepoint Server?

Thank you in advance.


Upgrading from SBS Std to SBS Prem 2003

Post by Larry Stru » Fri, 07 Sep 2007 18:30:08

You may get more response in the SBS 2003 Newsgroup.

SBS public Newsgroups:

SBS 4.x: microsoft.public.backoffice.smallbiz
SBS 2000: microsoft.public.backoffice.smallbiz2000
SBS 2003: microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs

if your current news server does not carry the mentioned groups you should
be able to connect directly to news.microsoft.com


Upgrading from SBS Std to SBS Prem 2003

Post by Michael Je » Fri, 07 Sep 2007 19:40:46


As the SBS premium 2003 product is really SBS 2003 standard with
additional disks for the premium technolgies, if you follow the
information on the Premium technologies disks you will be fine.
It is the same installation many premium users have done thousands of
times before.

It is all about adding SQL and ISA to what you already have.

There are updates of the install information available on the web and
the premium technologies disks will give you the links.

The R2 technologies is again an addon to SBS 2003 SP1. It adds to the
server. It shold install perfectly fine.

One item I do not have an answer on specifically is the affect of
Windows SP2. Whilst I have done this many times with SP1, SP2 is a
little different. Can someone else jump in with info of this ?

There is a hotfix for SBS which I blogged about on August 12
www.mickyj.com/blog7.htm (KB 936594) and I would download and install
ISA 2004 SP3.

This fixes a lot of the SBS SP2 issues.


Michael J. Jenkin MVP - SBS, MCP, Small Business Specialist, Senior
Systems Engineer
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