Upgrade Windows 2003 Standard to Enterprise (In-Place upgrade)

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by RayRogers, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. RayRogers

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    I am checking to see if in-place upgrade is available from windows 2003
    standard to enterprise. If we do so, will data (it's a SQL server) be
    preserved or such in-place upgrade is not suggested, or too much risk?
    Thanks for the advise.
    RayRogers, Jul 8, 2008
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    No problem. Doesn't hurt anything that I've encountered. Just can't go
    backwards. I know that if you want the clustering capabilities of
    Enterprise, and assuming that is why you are installing it, you would have
    to install a cluster aware app, such as SQL or Exchange after the cluster is
    setup so the app is aware of the cluster and will install the app's cluster
    DLL versions. If it is for more memory, then I wouldn't worry. Just alter
    SQL's memory configs.

    Can I upgrade Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition to Windows 2003
    Enterprise Edition?


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    Ace Fekay [MVP], Jul 9, 2008
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    I forgot to add as my own advocate, I've always performed a fresh install of
    all OSs and have never upgraded an OS due to unknowns and bringing over old
    stuff. If you are not sure, I would suggest to install it fresh and install
    a fresh copy of SQL and migrate your data. This way you are working with a

    Ace Fekay [MVP], Jul 9, 2008
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    RayRogers, Jul 9, 2008
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    My pleasure.
    Ace Fekay [MVP], Jul 10, 2008
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