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Upgrade from Exchange 2003 Standard Edition to Enterprise Edition on SBS

On Windows Small Business Server 2003, is it possible to upgrade the Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition to Enterprise Edition? Would I need to install it on a separate box?

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You don't technically need to install it on a separate server. It will install without any problem on the Small Business Server box. However, you should be aware that doing so will make future upgrades to Exchange Server on that same box extremely difficult, if not impossible.

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Related information from SearchExchange.com:

  • Expert Advice: Install Exchange Enterprise Edition over Standard Edition
  • Expert Advice: Upgrade from Exchange Standard Edition to Enterprise
  • Learning Guide: Exchange migration
  • FAQ: Exchange and Small Business Server issues
  • Reference Center: Exchange migration tips and resources
  • Reference Center: Exchange Server and SBS resources
  • This was first published in October 2006

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