Re: Windows 2000:r evert from Advanced to Standard Edition
From: Jeff Qiu [MSFT] (jefffqiu_at_online.microsoft.com)
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 17:08:11 GMT
Thank you for your update.
If you do refer to Windows 2000 Advanced server to Windows 2000 server, the
answer is "clean installation" only.
No other methods to "change" an Advanced Server to a Server.
We appreciate your understanding on this.
NOTE: A duel-boot is possible if you want to keep the original
installation. Here is an article about it.
217210 How to Multiple Boot Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows
You may copy some stuffs like the desktop folder or favorite folder between
them. After the transfer is completed, you may completely remove the
If you have any further concerns, please feel free to let me know.
Have a nice day!
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MCSE 2000, MCDBA, MCSA
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>From: "Jason" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Windows 2000:r evert from Advanced to Standard Edition
>Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 06:39:27 -0800
>Thank you for replying. However, I'm asking about downgrading from
>2000 Advanced Server to Windows 2000 Standard. Some of my fellow
>technicians installed the Advanced Server edition of Windows 2000 that we
>are not licensed for, to maintain compliance we need to remove Advanced
>Server and replace it with Standard edition. My question is how do I go
>about doing that? Is the only way to completly reinstall the operating
>""Jeff Qiu [MSFT]"" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Hi Jason,
>> Thanks for posting!
>> My name is Jeff and I understand your issue to be:
>> How to upgrade Windows 2000 Advanced Server to Windows Server 2003 (I
>> assume you have a typo here) Standard Edition?
>> If I have misunderstood your issue please let me know.
>> Based on my research, there are no other methods except for a clean
>> Since Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition only support upgrade from
>> Windows 2000 Server.
>> Windows 2000 Advanced Server can only upgrade to Windows Server 2003
>> Enterprise Edition.
>> Here is the article about the upgrade paths:
>> 810613 Windows Server 2003 Upgrade Paths
>> Windows 2000 Advanced Server
>> - Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
>> Hope it helps!
>> Please feel free to let me know if you have any further concerns or
>> questions regarding the issue.
>> Have a nice day!
>> Best Regards,
>> Jeff Qiu
>> Microsoft Online Partner Support
>> MCSE 2000, MCDBA, MCSA
>> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
>> This posting is provided "as is" with no warranties and confers no
>> >From: "Jason" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> >Subject: Windows 2000:r evert from Advanced to Standard Edition
>> >Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 11:44:46 -0800
>> >Unfortunatly, I find myself in the situation where I have to revert a
>> >(bout 5) Windows 2000 Advanced Server machines to Windows 2000 Standard
>> >edition. My understanding that the only way to accomplish this is to
>> >reinstall the Operating System all together.
>> >Anybody know if that is correct or if there are other ways?