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Upgrade from windows 2003 to windows 2003 rc2

Upgrade from windows 2003 to windows 2003 rc2

Upgrade from windows 2003 to windows 2003 rc2

Hey all, I have a question for ya. I have some servers that are windows 2003 std and some that are Windows 2003 RC2.  I like some of the new features of RC2 like the better quota manager and Unix for Windows Interoperability Components.  I don't want to have to rebuild my servers to get these new components.  Is there a way to upgrade the Windows 2003 server to Windows 2003 RC2?


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RE: Upgrade from windows 2003 to windows 2003 rc2

Yeah put the r2 cd in and choose upgrade, enter product key and click next a couple of times.

If any of the servers you are updagrading to r2 are domain controllers you will need to run adprep /domainprep and adprep /forestprep from the 2nd r2 Cd to update the schema version before adding r2 DCs.


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RE: Upgrade from windows 2003 to windows 2003 rc2

Remember that upgrading to R2 is NOT a free upgrade.

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