Erf no it's not possible, I wonder why I wrote that =P
All I meant, was :
- upgrading memory is useless since 1) the information store limit of 16 Gb is linked
to software restrictions, not physical memory capacities 2) if you run a Standard
Edition of Windows 2000 and have more than 1Gb you won't be able to use the /3GB switch
in boot.ini to optimize memory management for applications (ie: Exchange), and will loose
substential memory that won't be allocated to E2K or applications
- if you want to upgrade to Advanced Server, you have to resinstall the whole machine, although
I wonder if the /disasterrecovery Exchange setup switch wouldn't be similar in the end to an
in-place upgrade, as long as you keep most system parameters identical ?
- if you want to recude your store size, you can run ESEUTIL /D to defragment it. Although, this
requires the information store to be offline and may take some time =P read docs about it,
that might temporary help you
> I am not aware that upgrading from 2000 server to advanced
> server exists. I thought it was impossible.
>>Why the heck do you want to do that ?
>>The information store size don't have anything to do with
> the physical
>>memory size. If you want to break the IS limits,
> installed Exchange Server
>>ENTERPRISE edition !!! This version doesn't require
> Advanced Server unless
>>you want to do clustering of course (which would require
> a complete reinstall)
>>So... 1 Gb of RAM is far far enough afterall.
>>For the rest, I don't know since I've never attempted to
> upgrade an in-place
>>server to advanced server, especially when you know how
> sensitiev is Exchange
>>regarding to configuration changes !!!
>>>We are running Exchange 2000 on Windows 2k Server. Our
>>>Information Store is just over 16GB now. We want to
>>>increase our 1GB of RAM to 3GB, but according to Q-
>>>Articles 266096 and 328882; I can only have 1 Gb of RAM
>>>Win 2k server.
>>>If I get Windows 2000 Advanced Server, can I upgrade my
>>>existing Exchange 2000 with Win2k Server to Win2k
>>>Server w/o breaking exchange? Or is it a format and
>>>install the Advanced Server and restore the Exchange