SBS2003 - New installation using SBS2003 Premium Upgrade package

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Scooby, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. Scooby

    Scooby Guest

    Can I do a fresh (new) install of sbs2003 premium using the sbs2003 premium
    upgrade package?
    If so, what high level steps should I expect during the install? i.e. boot
    from upgrade cd, upgrade cd asks for previous version cd for verification,

    I have a dell PE4600 server running sbs2000 premium. There are some software
    problems that arose recently (couple APC services remain in the "starting
    mode). Rather than spending time trying to figure out what was the cause, I
    figure it is better to do a new install thereby minimze any chances of the
    same problems still existing. Since I have the sbs2000 premium package, I
    assumed I could use the sbs2003 premium version upgrade package for either an
    in-place upgrade, or a new (fresh) install. Can I?

    Scooby, Aug 22, 2005
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  2. Hi Scooby

    yes you can use the pgrade for fresh install. For the APC problem boot into
    Safe mode and disable the services and then upgrade from version 6 to
    version 7. If you wish to keep same Domain Name see for
    easy Swing Migration concept
    Frank McCallister SBS MVP, Aug 22, 2005
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  3. Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Aug 22, 2005
  4. Now that I've calmed down...

    Plan this migration.. don't just do this because services are stuck.
    Like Frank said check out for a way to move to a
    new server.
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Aug 22, 2005
  5. Scooby

    Scooby Guest

    Frank, Susan,
    1) Thanks for the quick responses. Soon after I posted this question, I came
    across the answer to the APC problem. I went the safe mode reboot, disable
    apc services route. I ended up having to reboot in safe mode twice. The first
    time I was in safe mode, I disabled both problem apc services. I then
    rebooted normally and ran the PowerChute CE 7.0.4. When I updated the first
    of two "agents", things hung up because the updated first agent tried to
    start the second agent, which was not updated yet and still contained the
    "problem." I had to force the install to close and then reboot in safe mode
    to disable the agent that was not updated yet. I then rebooted normally and
    ran the PowerChute CE 7.0.4 again. This time all went smoothly. Looking back,
    I can see that if I had first uninstalled the old PowerChute edition, the
    update would have worked the first time.

    2) I will look into the swing migration. I still have time since the sbs2003
    pkg has not arrived yet, as well as some other hardware. I have backed up the
    business critical data to both tape AND onto one of 4 client workstations and
    plan on doing the same the night before I begin the upgrade. Then once the
    server is upgraded, I will have two different forms of backup to chose form
    which to restore the business data.
    Scooby, Aug 23, 2005
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