However, I am able to check my product key that was in DefaultSetup. Select the instance to be upgraded to the new edition. Unfortunately it is beyond my expertise and apologies for the super late reply. Nupur Dave is a social media enthusiast and an independent consultant. Julie Hi Julie The Install was started with the command Line … setup.
Click Next on Setup Support Rules. In which case, Step 5 would have the license key automatically pre-populated for you. I have wrongly installed Sql Server 2012 Enterprise Evaluation edition in clustering mode and i have a licensed version of Sql Server 2000 Std. The Edition Upgrade Rules step will the appropriateness of your product key that you supply. I have gone so far as to blow the machine away and start from scratch and I still get the error which essentially tells me absolutely nothing.
Hope this helps and let me know how you go with it. On the next screen, choose Enter the product key and type in the product key of the new license. Need to split a string? However I am certain the key is valid. I swear to god that I have not hit cancel while doing the test. Ini file located on media.
Step 5- Accept License Term and Condition and Click on Next button to proceed. When the licenses and product keys arrive, at times so late that the evaluation period has expired, we ask ourselves if we need to uninstall the instance and reinstalling it, or if there is some method that allows us to keep the instance installed with the configuration and current programming, as well as with schema and data that the databases have. Click on Next button here. So I wanted to post my update here. . Most of the question would be answered automatically once you understand how setup works. The specified edition upgrade is not supported.
Yes, I am mounting the image. It gives an error Reporting Services Error -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- An internal error occurred on the report server. Most scripts I have seen used are just searching the registry for the key entries. If the computer meets all the requirements, you can proceed to click Next, as shown below. Send mail to with questions or comments about this web site. Hi Elmbrook, According to your error message, It seems like that you need to update the product key.
There are more things to consider when dealing with licensing. It's the first one ;-. On server do an upgrade from existing install, enter key. Thanks, Barry Hi Barry, Brilliant question! Has anyone worked around this issue in the past? What have you done in the past? Long story short, changing the edition from the Evaluation edition to another one does not require building and migrating to a new server with the intended edition. Note: — Take proper Full backup of your all databases before starting this activity. On the next page of Setup more checks will be performed.
That is entirely a guess on my part. If you create a backup of a database that has enterprise edition features from another server, beware that you may not be able to restore it to standard edition. Edit: Just to clarify some things. Now the Key will not accepted. Thanks for the post Julie! The answer to these questions is that it is only necessary to perform an edition upgrade of the evaluation edition instance to a licensed edition, retaining the configuration, programming and current data of the instance. Hi Folks, We apologize for the frustration this has been causing. Thanks for the post, Julie.
Click on Maintenance tab from left side pane. Read attached article if you want to. Go through the wizard and enter the new product key. So far, I haven't got the Activation logo after 24 hours straight running. You might face Access Denied error during this edition upgrade, here is the solution to fix this error. I found no fault on my side.
The value is stored in registry in obfuscated format and there could be software to convert that. Please follow us on our and on handle to get latest updates. Thanks, this worked for me as well. Hi Kaoshlendra, Thank you for stopping by. I have looked all over on-line and haven't gotten much help with this one. The steps to update product key is simple. Earlier i used a different product to unzip the iso file.