upgrade small business server 2000 to exchange 2003

upgrade small business server 2000 to exchange 2003

Post by Wayn » Sun, 07 Dec 2003 06:03:43


Doing some research for a client, is there a way to
upgrade small business server 2000 to exchange 2003? The
senerio is there is no extra servers available.
 
 
 

upgrade small business server 2000 to exchange 2003

Post by Lee Ston » Sun, 07 Dec 2003 06:45:15

Wayne,

Are you upgrading to Windows 2003 SBS or just upgrading to Exchange 2003 on
the existing SBS Server?

I attempted to upgrade a Win2K Server with Exchange 2000 to a Win2003 SBS
last weekend. It was not a pleasant experience. The documentation says that
you can do it, and there is even a routine in the installation process that
analyzes and lists the items that need to be 'adjusted'.

After meeting all of the preliminary requirements, I started the install,
and everything went well until the driver installation began. Not a SINGLE
2003 driver was recognized as signed. I finally had to format the disks and
start over. What should have been a few hours on Friday turned into a full
weekend project. Not a great way to spend a Thanksgiving "holiday". I guess
that I am trying to say is, "Be prepared for the worst."

Lee

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