Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server VS Small Business Se

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Andy Lai, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. Andy Lai

    Andy Lai Guest

    Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server VS Small Business Server 2003

    Is there any differences between Windows Server 2003 for Small Business
    Server and Small Business Server 2003?

    We try to do the transition pack for our small business server but it gives
    an error "Windows setup does not support upgrading from Microsoft Windows
    Server 2003 for Small Business Server to Microsoft Windows Server 2003,
    Standard Edition. Setup cannot continue."

    Please help

    ANdy
     
    Andy Lai, Jun 27, 2006
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    We have Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server and exchange 2003
    installed and we got the SBS transition pack to upgrade to standard server.
    How should we do that?
    I'm thinking install the sbs 2003 and then use transition pack to standard
    server. is it going to work?

    Andy
     
    Andy Lai, Jun 27, 2006
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  3. SBS 2003 includes Exchange, and all the other apps like Sharepoint and
    the management wizards. The transition pack is not supported on your
    os.

    Andrew.
     
    Andrew Hodgson, Jun 27, 2006
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  4. it's only that I've been caught in such a conversation before.

    There are two products Windows Server for Small Business (Server, I put this
    in brackets because I'm not really sure if this is right.) This is also
    known by the SBS MVP's as the 'Fresno' version (long story, don't ask), and
    there is SBS 2003 which identifies itself as Windows Server 2003 for Small
    Business Server (go on SBS'ers, log off the SBS and look at the logon
    screen). Confused yet?

    The only way I can suggest to identify the products in news is to ask how
    many CD's you have. I believe Fresno is a single CD. I only have SBS Premium
    media but I think Standard is 3CD's + Outlook, right? I just looked at my
    Premium pack and it's got 5CD's, a DVD and a Frontpage CD (is a CD missing?)

    If you have a multiCD/DVD package, CD2 should have (original FPP, not sure
    on SP1 media)
    EXCHSRVR65
    SUPPORT
    VALUEADD
    folders off the root

    If you have multiCD/DVD media and these folders exist on CD2 it is most
    likely that the SBS was never properly installed. It is quite likely that
    running Setup from CD1 and completing the SBS installation properly will fix
    the issue.

    "Cris Hanna (SBS-MVP)" <>
    wrote in message did you buy Exchange separately ???
    My guess is yes?
    If thats the case, Transistion pack is not going to work

    Return it where you got it and get a standard Win2k3 license and media
    Export your Exchange Mailboxes
    Copy your data off somewhere

    Format the harddrive and install your new win2k3 and reinstall Exchange and
    import your mail back in

    Sorry


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    Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP]
    --------------------------------------
    Please do not respond directly to me, but only post in the newsgroup so all
    can take advantage
    We have Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server and exchange 2003
    installed and we got the SBS transition pack to upgrade to standard
    server.
    How should we do that?
    I'm thinking install the sbs 2003 and then use transition pack to standard
    server. is it going to work?

    Andy

    limited to much fewer users than Small Business Server 2003
     
    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], Jun 28, 2006
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