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Recapping - what parts of Server 2003 R2 are in SBS 2003 R2

This is one question I get asked a lot, which parts of R2 are in SBS 2003 R2.  Obviously SBS 2003 R2 has the new WSUS tools for small business, which make patching easier, but people often ask about the other elements.  This is discussed in more detail at http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2006/02/28/420825.aspx.


We have heard that some people want DFS-R, but this is not part of this package.  Sorry - we are aware of the desire.




Posted Sun, Nov 19 2006 10:52 AM by David Overton


Steve wrote re: Recapping - what parts of Server 2003 R2 are in SBS 2003 R2
on Tue, Jan 2 2007 3:43 PM

Hi Dave,

Not sure if this is the right area for this comment. I'm supporting a non-profit who has recently upgraded from Windows Server 2000 to Windows Server 2003 (eval copy). Because they thought they could use the features of Exchange server, they decided to upgrade to SBS 2003. My question (of many) is whether the user.dat file (backed up) can be imported from Svr 2003 to SBS 2003 so I don't have to re-configure the server yet again. Any guidance is greatly appreciated!!


David Overton wrote re: Recapping - what parts of Server 2003 R2 are in SBS 2003 R2
on Mon, Jan 8 2007 7:31 AM


you can indeed just upgrade their server and there is no fiddling around to be done what so ever.  Likewise, if this is a new box, again, no problems - these are very simple scenarios.

If you want to see the step by step instuctions (and from your comments I would strongly suggest you do), go and have a look at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/sbs/techinfo/productdoc/default.mspx and especially http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sbs/2003/plan/gsg/chptr3c.mspx



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