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SBS 4.5 to SBS 2000 Upgrade Offer

Article ID: 250575

Article Last Modified on 11/30/2007


  • Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server 4.5

This article was previously published under Q250575

The current date for expiration of this offer is 3/31/01. See the public website for further information.


Any customer who purchases BackOffice Small Business Server (SBS) 4.5 after January 1, 2000, qualifies for the Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 technology guarantee, which is a no-cost upgrade to Microsoft Small Business Server 2000, when available.


The Small Business Server technology guarantee extends to customers who make an initial Small Business Server 4.5 server license purchase after January 1, 2000, including Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) server license purchases. Small Business Server 4.5 Client Add Packs will also be upgraded at no cost.

Customers who have upgraded from Small Business Server 4.0 to Small Business Server 4.5 do not qualify for the technology guarantee offer because of the low cost of that upgrade.

NOTE: You cannot upgrade a Small Business Server 4.5 server to Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. However, you can add a Windows 2000-based server as a member server to a Small Business Server 4.5 domain. For installation instructions and known issues, please see the "Windows 2000 Interoperability with Small Business Server 4.5" frequently asked questions (FAQ) at:

This offer was posted to the Web on February 1, 2000.

Information will be posted as it becomes available on the Small Business Server Web site at:

For the latest Small Business Server 2000 information, see the following Microsoft Web site:

NOTE:The Tech upgrade is the same bits as the normal SBS 2000 upgrade and can be installed on a clean hard drive provided you have a qualifying full product version for the media check.

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