upgrading from windows 2k3 standard to 2k3 r2 enterprise

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  1. rich

    rich Guest

    we are in the process of trying to upgrade our server from 2k3 std. to 2k3
    ent r2.
    the problem is there is no option to upgrade from either booting from cd or
    autorunning the cd from windows, i have looked, and it is a possable upgrade
    but, i must be missing someting..

    thanks
     
    rich, Aug 22, 2006
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  2. Hi Rich,

    If your W2k3 Std is an OEM, i don't remember of it possible to be upgraded.

    Start -> Run. Type:
    winver

    and

    Right click MY Computer -> Properties

    See what it gives you
     
    Jabez Gan [MVP], Aug 22, 2006
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  3. rich

    rich Guest

    it is not an oem version of 2k3 standard, it is an retail version
     
    rich, Aug 22, 2006
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  4. Hello Rich,
    It's the Enterprise version that needs to be checked as to whether it's OEM.
    Yes this is a supported upgrade path depending on the media type involved.
    What is in the <cdrive>\i386\setupp.ini file?
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
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    <it is not an oem version of 2k3 standard, it is an retail version
    <
    <"Jabez Gan [MVP]" wrote:
    <
    <> Hi Rich,
    <>
    <> If your W2k3 Std is an OEM, i don't remember of it possible to be
    upgraded.
    <>
    <> Start -> Run. Type:
    <> winver
    <>
    <> and
    <>
    <> Right click MY Computer -> Properties
    <>
    <> See what it gives you
    <>
    <> --
    <> Jabez Gan [MVP]
    <> Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
    <> http://www.blizhosting.com
    <> MSBLOG: http://www.msblog.org
    <>
    <>
    <> <> > we are in the process of trying to upgrade our server from 2k3 std. to
    2k3
    <> > ent r2.
    <> > the problem is there is no option to upgrade from either booting from
    cd
    <> > or
    <> > autorunning the cd from windows, i have looked, and it is a possable
    <> > upgrade
    <> > but, i must be missing someting..
    <> >
    <> > thanks
    <>
    <>
    <
     
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Aug 22, 2006
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  5. rich

    rich Guest

    [Pid]
    ExtraData=786F687170637175716954806365EF
    Pid=69713000
     
    rich, Aug 22, 2006
    #5
  6. Hello Rich,
    Compared the values against what is in this article: Just so you can see
    what I was looking at in that file
    889713 How to determine the channel that your copy of Windows Server 2003
    was obtained through
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;889713

    I don't see a reason that you shouldn't be able to upgrade.
    Check if there is a current winnt32.log or a current setupact.log file in
    the \windows folder.
    You do have to be inside of the installed version of Windows that you are
    wanting to upgrade and you need to be running Winnt32.exe.
    You cannot boot from the CD to upgrade.
    The language of the OS also has to match between the installed version and
    the version you are using to upgrade.

    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
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    <""Darrell Gorter[MSFT]"" wrote:
    <
    <> Hello Rich,
    <> It's the Enterprise version that needs to be checked as to whether it's
    OEM.
    <> Yes this is a supported upgrade path depending on the media type
    involved.
    <> What is in the <cdrive>\i386\setupp.ini file?
    <> Thanks,
    <> Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
    <>
    <> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights
    <> --------------------
    <> <Thread-Topic: upgrading from windows 2k3 standard to 2k3 r2 enterprise
    <> <thread-index: AcbGCwKxvF5t0GbTRDKTF409PNCvPQ==
    <> <X-WBNR-Posting-Host: 12.146.136.210
    <> <From: =?Utf-8?B?cmljaA==?= <>
    <> <References: <>
    <> <>
    <> <Subject: Re: upgrading from windows 2k3 standard to 2k3 r2 enterprise
    <> <Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 09:50:01 -0700
    <> <Lines: 37
    <> <Message-ID: <>
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    <> <
    <> <it is not an oem version of 2k3 standard, it is an retail version
    <> <
    <> <"Jabez Gan [MVP]" wrote:
    <> <
    <> <> Hi Rich,
    <> <>
    <> <> If your W2k3 Std is an OEM, i don't remember of it possible to be
    <> upgraded.
    <> <>
    <> <> Start -> Run. Type:
    <> <> winver
    <> <>
    <> <> and
    <> <>
    <> <> Right click MY Computer -> Properties
    <> <>
    <> <> See what it gives you
    <> <>
    <> <> --
    <> <> Jabez Gan [MVP]
    <> <> Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
    <> <> http://www.blizhosting.com
    <> <> MSBLOG: http://www.msblog.org
    <> <>
    <> <>
    <> <> <> <> > we are in the process of trying to upgrade our server from 2k3 std.
    to
    <> 2k3
    <> <> > ent r2.
    <> <> > the problem is there is no option to upgrade from either booting
    from
    <> cd
    <> <> > or
    <> <> > autorunning the cd from windows, i have looked, and it is a
    possable
    <> <> > upgrade
    <> <> > but, i must be missing someting..
    <> <> >
    <> <> > thanks
    <> <>
    <> <>
    <> <
    <>
    <>
    <
     
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Aug 23, 2006
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  7. rich

    rich Guest

    from every thing i can tell this should work. the 2k3 std is an oem load, and
    we are trying to upgrade to enterprise retail. i am pulling my hair out here.

     
    rich, Aug 24, 2006
    #7
  8. Hello Rich,
    Run winnt32 /checkupgradeonly /debug5.
    Send me the winnt32.log and the setupact.log files.
    remove the online from my email address.
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
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    <from every thing i can tell this should work. the 2k3 std is an oem load,
    and
    <we are trying to upgrade to enterprise retail. i am pulling my hair out
    here.
    <
    <""Darrell Gorter[MSFT]"" wrote:
    <
    <> Hello Rich,
    <> Compared the values against what is in this article: Just so you can
    see
    <> what I was looking at in that file
    <> 889713 How to determine the channel that your copy of Windows Server
    2003
    <> was obtained through
    <> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;889713
    <>
    <> I don't see a reason that you shouldn't be able to upgrade.
    <> Check if there is a current winnt32.log or a current setupact.log file
    in
    <> the \windows folder.
    <> You do have to be inside of the installed version of Windows that you
    are
    <> wanting to upgrade and you need to be running Winnt32.exe.
    <> You cannot boot from the CD to upgrade.
    <> The language of the OS also has to match between the installed version
    and
    <> the version you are using to upgrade.
    <>
    <> Thanks,
    <> Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
    <>
    <> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights
    <> --------------------
    <> <Thread-Topic: upgrading from windows 2k3 standard to 2k3 r2 enterprise
    <> <thread-index: AcbGL+RM8e+WIJQ5Rvi6tjiPafJm3Q==
    <> <X-WBNR-Posting-Host: 12.146.136.210
    <> <From: =?Utf-8?B?cmljaA==?= <>
    <> <References: <>
    <> <>
    <> <>
    <> <>
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    <> <Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 14:14:02 -0700
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    <> <
    <> <
    <> <""Darrell Gorter[MSFT]"" wrote:
    <> <
    <> <> Hello Rich,
    <> <> It's the Enterprise version that needs to be checked as to whether
    it's
    <> OEM.
    <> <> Yes this is a supported upgrade path depending on the media type
    <> involved.
    <> <> What is in the <cdrive>\i386\setupp.ini file?
    <> <> Thanks,
    <> <> Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
    <> <>
    <> <> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    <> rights
    <> <> --------------------
    <> <> <Thread-Topic: upgrading from windows 2k3 standard to 2k3 r2
    enterprise
    <> <> <thread-index: AcbGCwKxvF5t0GbTRDKTF409PNCvPQ==
    <> <> <X-WBNR-Posting-Host: 12.146.136.210
    <> <> <From: =?Utf-8?B?cmljaA==?= <>
    <> <> <References: <>
    <> <> <>
    <> <> <Subject: Re: upgrading from windows 2k3 standard to 2k3 r2 enterprise
    <> <> <Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 09:50:01 -0700
    <> <> <Lines: 37
    <> <> <Message-ID: <>
    <> <> <MIME-Version: 1.0
    <> <> <Content-Type: text/plain;
    <> <> < charset="Utf-8"
    <> <> <Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    <> <> <X-Newsreader: Microsoft CDO for Windows 2000
    <> <> <Content-Class: urn:content-classes:message
    <> <> <Importance: normal
    <> <> <Priority: normal
    <> <> <X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.3790.1830
    <> <> <Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.general
    <> <> <Path: TK2MSFTNGXA01.phx.gbl
    <> <> <Xref: TK2MSFTNGXA01.phx.gbl
    <> microsoft.public.windows.server.general:103167
    <> <> <NNTP-Posting-Host: TK2MSFTNGXA01.phx.gbl 10.40.2.250
    <> <> <X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.server.general
    <> <> <
    <> <> <it is not an oem version of 2k3 standard, it is an retail version
    <> <> <
    <> <> <"Jabez Gan [MVP]" wrote:
    <> <> <
    <> <> <> Hi Rich,
    <> <> <>
    <> <> <> If your W2k3 Std is an OEM, i don't remember of it possible to be
    <> <> upgraded.
    <> <> <>
    <> <> <> Start -> Run. Type:
    <> <> <> winver
    <> <> <>
    <> <> <> and
    <> <> <>
    <> <> <> Right click MY Computer -> Properties
    <> <> <>
    <> <> <> See what it gives you
    <> <> <>
    <> <> <> --
    <> <> <> Jabez Gan [MVP]
    <> <> <> Microsoft MVP: Windows Server
    <> <> <> http://www.blizhosting.com
    <> <> <> MSBLOG: http://www.msblog.org
    <> <> <>
    <> <> <>
    <> <> <> <> <> <> > we are in the process of trying to upgrade our server from 2k3
    std.
    <> to
    <> <> 2k3
    <> <> <> > ent r2.
    <> <> <> > the problem is there is no option to upgrade from either booting
    <> from
    <> <> cd
    <> <> <> > or
    <> <> <> > autorunning the cd from windows, i have looked, and it is a
    <> possable
    <> <> <> > upgrade
    <> <> <> > but, i must be missing someting..
    <> <> <> >
    <> <> <> > thanks
    <> <> <>
    <> <> <>
    <> <> <
    <> <>
    <> <>
    <> <
    <>
    <>
    <
     
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Aug 25, 2006
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