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Upgrade Windows 2003 R2 Standard to Enterprise Edition

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Old 26-10-2007
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Upgrade Windows 2003 R2 Standard to Enterprise Edition

I am having a domain controller and a member server. It is running on Windows Server 2003 Standard edition. Now I want to upgrade that to Enterprise edition. Before upgrade I want to move ahead with simple procedure. I think if I go with the same blindly there can be problem with data. It might be lost. I do not mess any existing configuration. How can I safely upgrade without loosing data.

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Old 29-10-2007
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You have to provide a proper upgrade path. But still there is a risk of loosing data. So better take a backup and then move ahead. Do not just go for the upgrade just like that. You might face problem in future. Because there is no chance to revert the changes back once you had performed all upgrades. There are nice guides on web that give you complete information on the same.
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Terence, I see at:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...rtedpaths.mspx

there is an upgrade path - I am contemplating the same upgrade - were you able to do this successfully? Did you end up with a re-install?

Thans in advance.

Carl
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Old 21-05-2008
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Re: Upgrade Windows 2003 R2 Standard to Enterprise Edition

Below are two helpful links that gives you more highlight on your problem. You can simply use that to get appropriate upgrade options. The second link is a nice guide which has ample of information on the upgrade process.


Windows Server 2008 Tips

Guide for Upgrading to Windows Server 2008
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