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upgrade paths for W2K Standard server to W2K Advanced Server

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Anonymous
June 14, 2005 5:08:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

Does anyone know if there's a way to upgrade a server that is running Windows
2000 Standard Edition server to Windows 2000 Advanced server?

We have a situation here where we swapped out to newer hardware that has
more than 4Gb of memory and we want to take advantage of it. We have
multiple applications running on the OS so we wanted to preserve what we have
and not be forced to reinstall everything from scratch. We've imaged the OS
from the old to th new hardware with no problems. Since Windows 2000 server
only addresses 4Gb we need to upgrade to Windows 2000 Adv. server. Tried
just inserting the W2K Adv. server CD and selecting the upgrade option but
receive the error "W2K setup does not support upgrading from W2K server SP4
to W2K Adv. SP4". Is there a way to do this.

Thanks in advance.
Anonymous
June 14, 2005 7:10:18 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

Since Windows 2000 server
> only addresses 4Gb we need to upgrade to Windows 2000 Adv. server. Tried
> just inserting the W2K Adv. server CD and selecting the upgrade option but
> receive the error "W2K setup does not support upgrading from W2K server
> SP4
> to W2K Adv. SP4". Is there a way to do this.

No. See the note under the Windows 2000 server section here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;232039


hth
DDS W 2k MVP MCSE

"Tom H." <TomH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F617FBEC-D24F-48FB-997E-68C34439A255@microsoft.com...
> Does anyone know if there's a way to upgrade a server that is running
> Windows
> 2000 Standard Edition server to Windows 2000 Advanced server?
>
> We have a situation here where we swapped out to newer hardware that has
> more than 4Gb of memory and we want to take advantage of it. We have
> multiple applications running on the OS so we wanted to preserve what we
> have
> and not be forced to reinstall everything from scratch. We've imaged the
> OS
> from the old to th new hardware with no problems. Since Windows 2000
> server
> only addresses 4Gb we need to upgrade to Windows 2000 Adv. server. Tried
> just inserting the W2K Adv. server CD and selecting the upgrade option but
> receive the error "W2K setup does not support upgrading from W2K server
> SP4
> to W2K Adv. SP4". Is there a way to do this.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
Anonymous
June 21, 2005 1:21:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

That's absolutely pathetic on the part of Microsoft.


"Danny Sanders" wrote:

> Since Windows 2000 server
> > only addresses 4Gb we need to upgrade to Windows 2000 Adv. server. Tried
> > just inserting the W2K Adv. server CD and selecting the upgrade option but
> > receive the error "W2K setup does not support upgrading from W2K server
> > SP4
> > to W2K Adv. SP4". Is there a way to do this.
>
> No. See the note under the Windows 2000 server section here:
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;232039
>
>
> hth
> DDS W 2k MVP MCSE
>
> "Tom H." <TomH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F617FBEC-D24F-48FB-997E-68C34439A255@microsoft.com...
> > Does anyone know if there's a way to upgrade a server that is running
> > Windows
> > 2000 Standard Edition server to Windows 2000 Advanced server?
> >
> > We have a situation here where we swapped out to newer hardware that has
> > more than 4Gb of memory and we want to take advantage of it. We have
> > multiple applications running on the OS so we wanted to preserve what we
> > have
> > and not be forced to reinstall everything from scratch. We've imaged the
> > OS
> > from the old to th new hardware with no problems. Since Windows 2000
> > server
> > only addresses 4Gb we need to upgrade to Windows 2000 Adv. server. Tried
> > just inserting the W2K Adv. server CD and selecting the upgrade option but
> > receive the error "W2K setup does not support upgrading from W2K server
> > SP4
> > to W2K Adv. SP4". Is there a way to do this.
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
>
>
>
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