70-282 exam cram: Performing the upgrade

Hiya and happy happy holidays. I am the author of the Microsoft Small Business Specialist Primer title and I like to hold virtual book readings. Here’s today’s passage:

Performing the Upgrade

Now that you have prepped the server and client workstations, you are ready to proceed with the actual upgrade. Windows Small Business Server 2003 upgrades the system by first upgrading the operating system, then configuring the operating system for Windows Small Business Server 2003, and performing the actual upgrade last.

Once the system has been upgraded to Windows Small Business Server 2003,

you will have to rerun the To Do List and fulfill several other tasks.

Before we get to this point, there are some final steps to take prior to the upgrade:

1.    Disconnect UPS.

2.    Disable third-party disk utilities.

3.    Disconnect from the Internet.

4.    Disable anti-virus programs.

Log on as the built-in administrator and launch the Small Business Server 2003 Disc 1. Follow the on-screen instructions, which will appear very much like the first-time install.

Once the upgrade has been completed and the system rebooted, you should complete the tasks in the To Do List in the order represented. Make sure to run the Change User Permissions Wizard, of all things, to ensure that users get their permissions migrated and are able to properly access all resources on the domain.


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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