Upgrade

This section provides information about replacing the previous operating system with Windows SBS 2003 R2 on the same computer, while saving data and settings.

Steps to Complete an Upgrade

Completing an upgrade to Windows SBS 2003 R2 requires that you complete the following steps:

  • Use discs 1 through 5 to upgrade your existing installation to Windows SBS 2003 with SP1.
  • Complete the To Do List tasks.
  • Use the Premium Technologies discs (if you have purchased Windows SBS 2003 R2, Premium Edition) to install ISA Server 2004 with SP1 and/or SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition.
    noteNote
    If you install ISA Server 2004 with SP1, Setup prompts you to complete the Configuring E-mail and Internet Connection Wizard even if you completed it earlier during the To Do List tasks.
  • Use the R2 Technologies disc to install the Windows SBS 2003 R2 Technologies. For detailed instructions about installing the Windows SBS 2003 R2 Technologies, insert the R2 Technologies disc in a computer that is running Windows. When the Autorun page appears, click How to install.

Upgrade Windows Small Business Server 2003

If you want to upgrade from Windows Small Business Server 2003 to Windows SBS 2003 R2 and you have not installed Windows SBS 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1), you must install the service pack before you run Setup for the Windows SBS 2003 R2 Technologies. This is because the Windows SBS 2003 R2 Technologies can install only on a computer that is running Windows SBS 2003 with SP1. You must first install SP1 on the computer that is running Windows SBS 2003, and then install the Windows SBS 2003 R2 Technologies.

For more information about Windows SBS 2003 SP1, including how to obtain and install the service pack, see the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=50685).

Upgrade Small Business Server 2000

For step-by-step instructions about upgrading from Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 to Windows SBS 2003 with SP1, see Chapter 3B in "Getting Started: Windows Small Business Server 2003 with SP1."

If you want to upgrade to Windows SBS 2003 R2 by replacing the computer that is running Small Business Server 2000 with a new computer, you must complete a server migration. For information about Small Business Server 2000 migrations, see "Migrating from Small Business Server 2000 or Windows 2000 Server to Windows Small Business Server 2003" at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=49928).

Upgrade Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003

For step-by-step instructions about upgrading an existing computer that is running Microsoft Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 to Windows SBS 2003 with Service Pack 1, see Chapter 3C in "Getting Started: Windows Small Business Server 2003 with SP1."

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