Change from SBS 2003 to SBS 2003 R2

Does anyone know if the license from Windows SBS 2003 works on R2
Edition?

Here's my situation:

I have an old server running Win SBS 2003. This is a new client and i
just found the installation to be all screwed up (they are not even
using Exchange, the domain is not .local, I cant find the SBS
management panel, etc ) and barring any magic solution that allows me
to improve on the current install, what i really want is to start from
scratch, probably on different hardware (new server).


So I whas thinking to my buttons:

During reinstallation, can I now use the latest version of SBS 2003
(which is R2) with the existing license or is that considered a
different product altogether ?


I have both (old and R2) installation kits available to me.
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Ivan
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The R2 was actually a "new" product that had an additional cost. Unless your 
client themselves bought and licensed R2 you can't use your media and 
install it for them.

"Ivan Radisson" <ivan.radisson@gmail.com> wrote in message 
news:acb502f8-64b0-4e18-bdb4-3c143e7381be@e37g2000yqn.googlegroups.com...
> Does anyone know if the license from Windows SBS 2003 works on R2
> Edition?
>
> Here's my situation:
>
> I have an old server running Win SBS 2003. This is a new client and i
> just found the installation to be all screwed up (they are not even
> using Exchange, the domain is not .local, I cant find the SBS
> management panel, etc ) and barring any magic solution that allows me
> to improve on the current install, what i really want is to start from
> scratch, probably on different hardware (new server).
>
>
> So I whas thinking to my buttons:
>
> During reinstallation, can I now use the latest version of SBS 2003
> (which is R2) with the existing license or is that considered a
> different product altogether ?
>
>
> I have both (old and R2) installation kits available to me. 


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SteveB
1/21/2010 2:15:38 AM
Steve is Correct unless they have Purchased R2 you can't install it

Install SBS2003 with Their KEY
and Install WSUS 3.0 on it and you have almost the same bits
(OK a few less)

Installing Windows Server Update Services 3.0 on Windows Small Business 
Server 2003
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708091(WS.10).aspx

They will be happy!
I hate when you run into a client like this... :(

PS however you say OLD server?
If this Server is over 3 years You should think about new hardware????????
Russ

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"SteveB" <newsgroup@public.lan> wrote in message 
news:#nsxh#jmKHA.1708@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> The R2 was actually a "new" product that had an additional cost. Unless 
> your client themselves bought and licensed R2 you can't use your media and 
> install it for them.
>
> "Ivan Radisson" <ivan.radisson@gmail.com> wrote in message 
> news:acb502f8-64b0-4e18-bdb4-3c143e7381be@e37g2000yqn.googlegroups.com...
>> Does anyone know if the license from Windows SBS 2003 works on R2
>> Edition?
>>
>> Here's my situation:
>>
>> I have an old server running Win SBS 2003. This is a new client and i
>> just found the installation to be all screwed up (they are not even
>> using Exchange, the domain is not .local, I cant find the SBS
>> management panel, etc ) and barring any magic solution that allows me
>> to improve on the current install, what i really want is to start from
>> scratch, probably on different hardware (new server).
>>
>>
>> So I whas thinking to my buttons:
>>
>> During reinstallation, can I now use the latest version of SBS 2003
>> (which is R2) with the existing license or is that considered a
>> different product altogether ?
>>
>>
>> I have both (old and R2) installation kits available to me.
>
> 
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Russ
1/21/2010 6:33:49 AM
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