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Upgrade from Windows 2003 Standard to 2003 Enterprise

First please refer to the following supported upgrade path:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/whyupgrade/supportedpaths.mspx

 If you can meet the upgrade requirements use the following steps:
 

1. Insert the Windows Server 2003 Enterprise CD.

2. Open My Computer, double-click the CD icon, and then double-click the Setup.exe

3. The Wizard should walk you through an in-place upgrade.

If you receive an error more than likely you might be running into a Compatibility issue. If so use the following steps.

1. Click Start, point to Accessories, and then click Program Compatibility Wizard.

2.  In the wizard, click Next.

3. Choose “I want to use the program in the CD-ROM drive” and click Next.

4. Choose “Do not apply a compatibility mode” and click Next.

5.  Click Next.

6. Check the box before “Allow non-administrators to run this program” and click Next.

7. Click Next.

Now you can double-click the executable file to install Windows Server 2003 Enterprise again.

Article ID: 749, Created On: 2/11/2010, Modified: 2/11/2010

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