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Determine Supported Software Upgrades

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Identify the versions of Windows 2000 that are running in your environment, and then determine whether you can upgrade the operating system on your computers to Windows Server 2003, or whether you must perform a clean operating system installation.

Table 9.2 lists the Windows 2000 operating system platforms and indicates which platforms can be upgraded directly to each version of Windows Server 2003.

Table 9.2   Supported Upgrade Paths to Windows Server 2003


Platform Upgrade to Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition Upgrade to Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition Upgrade to Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional




Windows 2000 Server

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Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Advanced Server


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Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Datacenter Server



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