Windows 2003 Server with Windows 7 Home Premium Client

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I will be upgrading 4 XP PCs with new Windows 7 PC on a very small network. The network server OS is Windows 2003 in the role as a database and file server only. There's no domain controller. The additional features that the Pro version provides is not needed. Any issues upgradingĀ to Windows 7 Home Premium clients instead of Pro?
ASKED: February 13, 2010  12:59 AM
UPDATED: August 21, 2013  6:15 PM

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Windows server 2003 should be able to support 64 bit systems without issue. Adding the machines the same way you would with XP or Vista. There is no mention of Home Premium or Pro being an issue.

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/apr05/04-25Winx64LaunchPR.mspx

Interoperability between XP and Windows 7 computers has been a reported problem, but you can go to the microsoft site for those issues.

You may need these downloads if there are issues with adding your four pcs.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926505
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969429

Good luck.

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Windows 7 Home premium, like all the home versions of Windows cannot join a domain!

You can trick home versions of Windows into thinking they are Pro but it involves editing the registry and is not recommended. Always buy Pro, Business, or Ultimate for clients on a domain

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  • XENOPHON22
    You are indeed correct Owen Ambrose. I sincerely apologize for my incorrect answer. As more searching showed, this function is not available to home premium. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/compare/default.aspx
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  • carlosdl
    You can always edit your answer if you realize it was incorrect or misleading.
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