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  • How to activate evaluation version of SQL server 2012 with open license.

    in the VLS portal it is saying no product key is require. but my problem is i already installed evaluation version of SQL server 2012 and configure many things to it. after that i got open license from Microsoft,

    Friday, June 6, 2014 9:05 AM

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  • Hi,

    If you want to upgrade ( i Guess this is what you want) evaluation edition to enterprise or standard you need to run Ent/ standard edition from setup.exe installation window will pop up on that select maintenance on left side and then select edition upgrade.

    Take help of below link

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/sqlman/archive/2010/03/16/sql-server-2008-upgrading-to-standard-enterprise-edition-from-evaluation-edition.aspx

    revert if any issue.


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    • Proposed as answer by Sofiya Li Monday, June 9, 2014 7:19 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sofiya Li Friday, June 13, 2014 6:23 AM
    Friday, June 6, 2014 9:12 AM
  • Hi,

    your Answer is corrcet, but for my Information, the product key for SQL Server in VLSC is embedded on the product. you do not have Access a product key separately. for this reason you cannot Transfer th etrial Version to full VL license.

    diramoh

    They are not always embedded, sometimes Microsoft provides you key and you just need to put that key in Evaluation edition page where there is option to install evaluation edition or licensed version.
    IMHO different regions have different form of providing setup, although I am not licensing expert

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    • Proposed as answer by Sofiya Li Monday, June 9, 2014 7:18 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sofiya Li Friday, June 13, 2014 6:23 AM
    Friday, June 6, 2014 12:45 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    If you want to upgrade ( i Guess this is what you want) evaluation edition to enterprise or standard you need to run Ent/ standard edition from setup.exe installation window will pop up on that select maintenance on left side and then select edition upgrade.

    Take help of below link

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/sqlman/archive/2010/03/16/sql-server-2008-upgrading-to-standard-enterprise-edition-from-evaluation-edition.aspx

    revert if any issue.


    Please mark this reply as answer if it solved your issue or vote as helpful if it helped so that other forum members can benefit from it.

    My TechNet Wiki Articles

    • Proposed as answer by Sofiya Li Monday, June 9, 2014 7:19 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sofiya Li Friday, June 13, 2014 6:23 AM
    Friday, June 6, 2014 9:12 AM
  • Hi,

    your Answer is corrcet, but for my Information, the product key for SQL Server in VLSC is embedded on the product. you do not have Access a product key separately. for this reason you cannot Transfer th etrial Version to full VL license.

    thanks

    diramoh

    Friday, June 6, 2014 12:27 PM
  • Hi,

    your Answer is corrcet, but for my Information, the product key for SQL Server in VLSC is embedded on the product. you do not have Access a product key separately. for this reason you cannot Transfer th etrial Version to full VL license.

    diramoh

    They are not always embedded, sometimes Microsoft provides you key and you just need to put that key in Evaluation edition page where there is option to install evaluation edition or licensed version.
    IMHO different regions have different form of providing setup, although I am not licensing expert

    Please mark this reply as answer if it solved your issue or vote as helpful if it helped so that other forum members can benefit from it.

    My TechNet Wiki Articles

    • Proposed as answer by Sofiya Li Monday, June 9, 2014 7:18 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sofiya Li Friday, June 13, 2014 6:23 AM
    Friday, June 6, 2014 12:45 PM
  • Good document with screen, you can use below link to update key as well.

    http://www.mssqlgirl.com/upgrading-from-sql-server-2012-evaluation-edition.html


    Santosh Singh

    Friday, June 6, 2014 12:46 PM
  • Hi Subhasis,

    In addition, for more detailed information regarding to the license issue, please call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist. For international customers, please use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites to find contact information in your locations.

    Thanks,
    Sofiya Li


    Sofiya Li
    TechNet Community Support


    • Edited by Sofiya Li Monday, June 9, 2014 7:22 AM
    Monday, June 9, 2014 7:22 AM