XP and Windows 2000 Pro will not host your server applications and the install should fail.
Microsoft's Server OS map looks like this:
NT (various) Server -> 2000 (various) Server -> 2003 (varous) Server.
If you need more storage, split that onto a new machine and leave the Dual Pro with what doesn't move.
...to replace the NT 4.0 dinosaur that Sensei Proffit has helped me keep alive. SPECS: Pentium Pro200(two of them) 512K EDO RAM, Running Windows NT, Microsoft Backoffice Server and Microsoft Exchange to provide a smooth running, reliable machine that works 24/7 on our small, 8-workstation network.
We get around the 5-user thing with Exchange 'cause not all 8 folks are in the office at the same time.
I want to upgrade the machine, that part I can handle. I'll use Win2K,(maybe XP but I don't see alot of difference) a Pentium D or HT 3.0 GHZ, Intel Mobo, 2 SATA 36GB raptors striped and at least 2GB of RAM. Backup will be Veritas BE 9.1 daily to tape, Sony SCSI 11000.
So, how do I ''move in'' to the new machine? Should I use the NT SCOPY feature then upgrade the OS, or should I start from scratch and install Win2000, Microsoft Backoffice and Microsft exchange then just drag and drop the appropriate folders? What would you do? Thanks!