Due to the amount of time it took to get a new web/database server through the review and justification process, I have gotten a warning that my evaluation copy of Win 2K advanced server is expired and the computer will reboot in one hour. I now have the new server but I need to keep the old sever running for about 3-4 weeks due to our operating schedule. I can't just upgrade the old server because I was only authorized to buy Win 2000 server as the need wasn't seen for the advanced server.
Unfortunately, I think you're stuck you're going to need to get the new server up and running and copy the web...
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files from the expired server. As you say, unless you're willing to pony up the big $$ for Advanced Server, you can't upgrade the evaluation copy.
You could try doing a fresh reinstall of the evaluation copy after making a backup of your IIS information. This is a stopgap, but the only one that would give you breathing room.