Upgrade 2003 standard to enterprise?

By bklos63 ·
Can I upgrade Server 2003 R2 Standard edition to enterprise? I need to add more than the 4gb memory and just can't seem to find a straight answer anywhere on this.

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No. You have to do a complete reinstall.

by ManiacMan In reply to Upgrade 2003 standard to ...

Windows 2000 Advanced Server can be upgraded to Windows Server 2003 Enterprise, but the Standard Edition of Server 2003 cannot be upgraded to Enterprise Edition. You'll need to **** it away and reinstall from scratch. The 64 bit edition of Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard can see beyond the 4GB limit on a 64 bit server platform like AMD Opteron or Intel Xeon with physical address extensions. See the link below for a side by side comparison of different editions of W2K3:

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by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Upgrade 2003 standard to ...

You have to start from scratch and install the new OS. There is no upgrade available between the different 2003 versions.


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