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  • Question

  • Hey,

    I'm about to plan out our upgrade of an existing SQL Server 2012 SP2 Standard edition. We want to upgrade to SQL Server 2016 SP2. There are two questions that I am hoping to find an answer to. I've been doing a lot research but not sure if it actually yielded what I need.

    1. Unable to find a download for SQL Server 2016 Standard Edition. I continue to come back to the Download for an Evaluation Edition of 180 days. However, I don't want to upgrade our Production Environment to an Evaluation Edition.

    2. Can I re-use the Product Key for our existing SQL Server 2012 Edition for the new 2016 Edition?

    Thanks in advance.

    Marcus Hagelin

    Monday, November 26, 2018 1:36 AM

Answers

  • Hello,

    1.) You can either contact the reseller for a Installation media, or you can use Evaluation Edition with your license key, which controls the finak Edition, means with a Eval installer + license key for Standard Edition it will install Standard Edition.

    2.) No, you have to purchase a new license key for SQL Server 2016.


    Olaf Helper

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    • Proposed as answer by Tom Phillips Monday, November 26, 2018 1:28 PM
    • Marked as answer by Marcus Hagelin Tuesday, November 27, 2018 6:41 PM
    Monday, November 26, 2018 8:14 AM

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  • Hello,

    1.) You can either contact the reseller for a Installation media, or you can use Evaluation Edition with your license key, which controls the finak Edition, means with a Eval installer + license key for Standard Edition it will install Standard Edition.

    2.) No, you have to purchase a new license key for SQL Server 2016.


    Olaf Helper

    [ Blog] [ Xing] [ MVP]

    • Proposed as answer by Tom Phillips Monday, November 26, 2018 1:28 PM
    • Marked as answer by Marcus Hagelin Tuesday, November 27, 2018 6:41 PM
    Monday, November 26, 2018 8:14 AM
  • Thanks for your help Olaf! Much appreciated.

    Another question for you.

    1. The 180 Day Evaluation Period is not applicable to me once I provide a SQL Server 2016 Standard Edition Product Key, correct?



    • Edited by Marcus Hagelin Wednesday, November 28, 2018 12:26 AM Wrong question
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 6:41 PM
  • Hi Marcus Hagelin,

     

    If you press the SQL Server 2016 Standard Edition Product Key, the SQL Server Evaluation will change to SQL Server Standard Edition.

     

    Best Regards,

    Emily


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    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 3:53 PM