upgrade in place W2k3 std-> Ent

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Al Blake, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. Al Blake

    Al Blake Guest

    We are running a Win2k3 standard as an ADC, DHCP, DNS and certificate server
    (please dont tell me I need more boxes!).
    We have juts discovered that if we want to autoenroll certificates for users
    we need to use W2k3 Enterprise.
    We have a W2k3 enterprise licence.

    If we want to keep *all* the server details the same (name, ip, etc etc) can
    we upgrade in place from W2k3 std to enterprise?
    If so how?

    Or do we have to do a clean box reinstall?

    ( I know we can dcpromo the server to stop in being an ADC but the OS
    version will still be std not Ent).

    Any ideas.
    Al Blake, Canberra, Australia
     
    Al Blake, Sep 2, 2004
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  2. Hi,

    You can just upgrade (put the 2003 EE disk in and click upgrade) but I would
    have a backup "just in case" and you'll need to re-apply all of the hotfixes
    afterwards.

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    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Sep 3, 2004
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  3. Sorry to contradict Jonathan, but you cannot upgrade from standard to
    enterprise.

    You can try it with no risk to your existing installation by commencing an
    installation and selecting "upgrade" and it will tell you what I have told
    you.

    Steveb
    msce, mcsa, mct
     
    Steve Bruce, mct, Sep 3, 2004
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  4. I'm just going by what I read
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/whyupgrade/supportedpaths.mspx

    It's even supported, which means if you're having problems doing it,
    Microsoft should help

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    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Sep 3, 2004
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  5. I am sorry - you are correct - I was 100% sure that I had tried it at one
    time with the message that it is not supported - obvously wrong.

    I must be remembering an attempt to upgrade for 2000 Server to 2003
    Enterprise.

    Again - Sorry



     
    Steve Bruce, mct, Sep 3, 2004
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  6. Might have been the other way that you were trying (Enterprise -> Standard),
    which doesn't work and you'll get that message

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    tutorial site :)
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    here
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    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Sep 3, 2004
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