Upgrading to Enterprise Edition from Standard Edition

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Mike Maddalena, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. I have a volume license based standard edtion server that
    needs to be upgraded to Enterprise edition to support an
    application. Is it a straight forward - in place upgrade
    or do I have to backup, re-install OS, re-load all the
    apps and restore the data?

    The server is a DC with all the FSMO roles, DNS, DHCP as
    well as the custom app that is requiring the upgrade.

    Mike Maddalena, Oct 8, 2004
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  2. Mike Maddalena

    Miha Pihler Guest

    Hi Mike,

    Upgrade from SE to EE is straight forward process. Still, my recommendation
    is to have a good backup just in case something goes wrong. Also make sure
    you have at least two working DC before you start upgrading.

    Now I am only wandering why would application need EE of Windows 2003. I
    know you need EE of Windows 2003 based on hardware requirements or service
    requirements (e.g. Enterprise CA service setup).

    Think about if it is vise to run custom application on domain controller.

    Miha Pihler, Oct 8, 2004
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  3. Thanks for the prompt response Miha! It's pretty small
    network 3 servers and 60 or so users - You can only talk
    people into purchasing so many servers. The custom
    application is a full text search end from Verity used by
    our Interwoven document management package. In my
    experiance the product works fine on Standard edition -
    but they only support it on Enterprise edition - you know
    how that goes!!
    Mike Maddalena, Oct 8, 2004
  4. Mike Maddalena

    Miha Pihler Guest


    You are welcome :).

    I know how it goes :). Still I like to at least warn and advice on possible

    Miha Pihler, Oct 8, 2004
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