Help please - quick & dirty way to upgrade a Windows 2003 Std. box to 2003 Ent.?

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Scott Mellen, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. Scott Mellen

    Scott Mellen Guest

    Hi all.

    I have an existing installed Windows 2003 Server Standard box. I've got the
    license for Enterprise and wish to change this to an Enterprise box (I use
    its Fax service, want to use more than 4 ports).

    I know that I can go through the whole rigmarole of an upgrade install, and
    everything should work okay, but I'm thinking there must be a "quick and
    dirty" way to accomplish this - copying over a quick something or other, or
    running some little utility, or...

    I'm hoping anyways!


    Thanks in advance.

    Scott.
     
    Scott Mellen, Mar 31, 2005
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  2. Scott Mellen

    WM Guest

    Do yourself a favor and do the actual upgrade.

    If you're afraid of an upgrade, the thought of hacking together a
    Frankenversion of Windows that isn't quite Server or Enterprise should
    REALLY frighten you - there is no magic switch to convert one product into
    the other - and the Windows team actually tests upgrades - they don't test
    "quick and dirty"...
     
    WM, Mar 31, 2005
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