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Commerce Server Book Released and Available!

I finally got my Commerce Server 2007 book back from the printers today. Here is the information how to order.

Adding the path to stsadm

I often need to quickly set run a stsadm machine on a virual machine where the path has not been set up. Here is the command ready to cut and paste to save time:

PATH=%PATH%;"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN"

Upgrading Windows 2003 Evaluation Edition to Enterprise Edition

have a large number of virtual pc's, some of which were installed with the evaluation edition of Windows 2003. I tried to upgrade some of them recently to Windows 2003 Enterprise with SP2. Basically there is no upgrade option, one does a repair using the Windows 2003 disks. However I kept getting the message that the repair could not find install.exe on disk 2. This file does not exist on disk 2. The workaround is to uninstall the .Net framework 2.0 and upgrade and then reinstall the framework afterward.
Update: I have also succeeded without uninstalling the .Net framework 2.0. I have unpacked the .Net framework and pointed the Windows 2003 to this install.exe file when it asks. Installation works fine, but I likely because I have 2.0 SP2 I have found that I also have to repair the framework after installation.