Win 2003 Server Evaluation -> Win 2003 Standard License Migration

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Mikey_N, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. Mikey_N

    Mikey_N Guest

    We have an evaluation copy of Windows 2003 Server that we have installed on
    one of our test machines. The evaluation period has now expired and we want
    to upgrade to a regular license for Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition. Is
    there a way to perform this update-conversion without having to trash our
    current installation and start from scratch?

    MN @ Hzn
    Mikey_N, Apr 18, 2005
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  2. Hi,
    yes, you can perform a repair installation by booting from CD and proceeding
    to the installation startup. This should recognize the existing installation
    and offer to upgrade. But of course this may depend from the version, you
    cant upgrade the Windows 2003 Enterprise Eval. to Windows 2003 Standard.

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf Engelke [MVP Windows Server], Apr 19, 2005
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  3. Mikey_N

    blizzardman Guest

    I have a similar problem -- can I use this same method to "upgrade" from my
    eval version of Win Server 2003 Enterprise to a legit license key?
    blizzardman, Jun 14, 2005
  4. Mikey_N

    blizzardman Guest

    blizzardman, Jun 14, 2005
  5. yes you can use a repair installation - but your license version needs to be
    the Enterprise version again, since downgrading during upgrade is not an
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf Engelke [MVP Windows Server], Jun 21, 2005
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