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Upgrade from RC1 to Release? - 7.Aug.2003 4:56:00 PM   
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Hi

Anyone been through this process, or know what the procedure is?

thanks
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RE: Upgrade from RC1 to Release? - 7.Aug.2003 5:11:00 PM   
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I dont think you can upgrade from the RC1 to final release, you best option would be to upgrade from RC1 to RTM and then from RTM to final release.

[ August 07, 2003, 05:12 PM: Message edited by: Mark Fugatt ]

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RE: Upgrade from RC1 to Release? - 7.Aug.2003 5:17:00 PM   
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Mark, sorry that's what i meant

Do you know the procedure? Anything to look out for

thanks for your assistance

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RE: Upgrade from RC1 to Release? - 12.Aug.2003 11:44:00 AM   
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Migration from RC1 to RTM (or official) is not possible. This is the answer from Microsoft France we received. RC1 is not upgradable ...unless your company has a special agreement wich consist in authorizing Microsoft to communicate with the name of your company eg "Company X is testing MS Exchange". You must sign a special contract for it, then they'll give you a special version wich can upgrade RC1.

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RE: Upgrade from RC1 to Release? - 12.Aug.2003 6:23:00 PM   
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quote:
Originally posted by <FredFrance>:
Migration from RC1 to RTM (or official) is not possible. This is the answer from Microsoft France we received. RC1 is not upgradable ...unless your company has a special agreement wich consist in authorizing Microsoft to communicate with the name of your company eg "Company X is testing MS Exchange". You must sign a special contract for it, then they'll give you a special version wich can upgrade RC1.

The RC1 can easily be upgraded to the RTM Evaluation version, which you can download from http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/evaluation/trial/2003.asp, so I don't quite understand the answer you have been given by Microsoft France ?

I have upgraded from RC1 to RTM twice.... [Eek!]

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RE: Upgrade from RC1 to Release? - 14.Aug.2003 11:21:00 AM   
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Henrick,

Did you just run Setup? Or anything special to watch out for?

thanks

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RE: Upgrade from RC1 to Release? - 14.Aug.2003 4:42:00 PM   
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Yes ran "Setup.exe" and chose "Reinstall" [Smile]

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RE: Upgrade from RC1 to Release? - 18.Aug.2003 4:16:00 PM   
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Henrick-
Is this a valid path?

Beta2 -> eval -> final

Thanks. I am currently on beta 2 and need a path to get to final.

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RE: Upgrade from RC1 to Release? - 18.Aug.2003 7:54:00 PM   
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Hello Osu9400,

The Exchange 2003 BETA versions was only meant to be used in test enviroments, so if you're currently running any of those, it's highly recommended you do a "clean install" to get to the RTM Evaluation version.

I doubt MS will going into any kind of support if they are informed you have upgraded from a BETA version... [Roll Eyes]

When that's said I can inform you, I personally haven't had any problems on my Exchange 2003 Server which have been upgraded from BETA -> RC1 -> RTM (Eval). Currently used as a production server for several domains [Eek!]

Regards

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RE: Upgrade from RC1 to Release? - 19.Aug.2003 4:13:00 PM   
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Yes Limey,
I have a server that has been upgraded through every release to the Beta Team fron Beta 2, via the reinstall option.

I have compared it to our totally clean RTM build and with the exception of archiving the old OWA file from each version the 2 systems are the same with the Dll's and exe's.

BUT this is only because it is a demo system. If you intend to put your system live do it clean.
"Better to err on the side of caution"

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