Add or upgrade server roles by using Manage Your Server

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

After Setup is complete, you can add or upgrade server roles by using Manage Your Server. The File server role and the Print server role contain updates with Windows Server 2003 R2. Additionally, the Windows® SharePoint® Services role is a new server role with Windows Server 2003 R2.


For detailed instructions on upgrading ADAM or Windows SharePoint Services to the new version that is included in Windows Server 2003 R2, see the Help for the component at the Windows Server 2003 R2 TechCenter Web site (

To add or upgrade server roles by using Manage Your Server

  1. Log on to the computer as an administrator.

  2. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Manage Your Server.

  3. Click Add or remove a role.

  4. Follow the instructions in Configure Your Server Wizard. When you get to the Server Role page, select one of the following roles:

    • File Server

      Windows Server 2003 R2 components for file server include File Server Management, DFS Management, DFS Replication Service, File Server Resource Manager, Storage Management for SANs, Microsoft Services for Network File System, and Services for Macintosh.

    • SharePoint Services

      Windows Server 2003 R2 components for SharePoint Services includes Windows SharePoint Services**.**

    • Print Server

      Windows Server 2003 R2 component for Print Server is Print Management.


    During installation, you might be prompted to insert the Windows Server 2003 R2 Disc 2 (where the Windows Server 2003 R2 Setup files are located) or to specify the location of the Windows Server 2003 R2 Setup files on your hard disk. To avoid receiving this dialog box in the future, see Troubleshooting installation issues with Windows Server 2003 R2.

  5. The Configure Your Server Wizard will install the components associated with the role that you select.