Installing Win 2003 Srvr Standard Edition over trial Win 2003 Server Enterprise

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by rogerdevans, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. rogerdevans

    rogerdevans Guest

    I am trying to find out if the Windows 2003 Standard
    Edition can be installed over the top of Win 2003 Server
    Enterprise Edition. We used the trial version of Win 2003
    on the initial installation. The trial version was then
    activated. We then purchased the real software (Win 2003
    Server Standard Edition).

    What kind of issues can we expect? We installed terminal
    services, SMTP, and IIS.

    Do you think the entire server will have to be re-


    rogerdevans, Sep 9, 2004
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  2. rogerdevans

    Miha Pihler Guest


    You can only upgrade your curent version of Windows Enterprise (trial
    version) to Windows 2003 Enterprise. You can't "upgrade" from Enterprise to

    The only option to go from (trial) Enterprise to Standard Edition is to

    Miha Pihler, Sep 9, 2004
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  3. Roger

    No, you cannot upgrade an Enterprise version with Standard version, not
    even if the Enterprise is an evaluation version. This MS Knowledge Base
    article lists supported upgrade paths:

    Best regards

    Bjorn Landemoo, Sep 9, 2004
  4. theres only one way I know, how you can "update" Srv03 E.E. trial to Srv03

    search in the internet a tool called "tweaknt", this can convert a
    Enterprise Edition to Standart in Safe Mode;
    after that you can update the result, Srv03 Standard trial to Srv03
    Robert Kreß - 478426, Sep 9, 2004
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