70-282 exam cram: Client-side upgrade process [Microsoft Small Business Specialist Primer book excerpt]

Happy Holidays everyone! Harryb here – publisher for the above title – and posting up a passage as a my virtual book reading – so enjoy the read!

Preparing the Client for an In-Place Upgrade

In an in-place upgrade scenario, Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000 Professional clients will not require any preparation. If you have a Windows 95 or an NT 4.0 workstation and your boss just can’t live without them, you could tell him that these operating systems just don’t communicate well with the Windows Small Business Server 2003. If that doesn’t work, you could:

· Quit,

· Install the Active Directory Extensions (dsclient.exe) located on the SBS 2003 Disc 1 on the Windows 95 client, or

· Install Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6a, IE6 and dsclient.exe on the NT 4.0 workstation. The Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6a essentially supports legacy workstations.

IMPORTANT: Besides preparing the server and clients, it is a good idea to prepare the end users as well. Advise them of the network upgrade and how they will benefit from it.



Harry Brelsford, CEO at SMB Nation (www.smbnation.com)

MBA, MCSE, CNE, CLSE, CNP, MCP, MCT, SBSC (Microsoft Small Business Specialist)

PS – did you know my Windows Small Business Server 2008 (SBS 2008) book is almost here? Yes!


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