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  • Hello,

    I need some assistance figuring out how to migrate my current SQL 2008 production mirror set using msdn licensing to fully licensed SQL 2008.

    Is the only fisable way to remove current passive server and replace with licensed SQL 2008 then change it to principal then add in new passive?

    Any ideas or thoughts greatly appreciated.

     

    Thanks,
    Dave 

     

     

    Friday, May 27, 2011 8:42 PM

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  • Check with your local account representative/TAM or Microsoft licensing.

    I ran into the same problem - we installed clusters via the MSDN installation media. We were told that as long as we had paper licenses to prove that our products were licensed Microsoft did not care where our installation media came from.

    Other than that - I think you would need to reinstall, or do a sku-upgrade.


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    Saturday, May 28, 2011 2:01 PM
  • Hello,

    I need some assistance figuring out how to migrate my current SQL 2008 production mirror set using msdn licensing to fully licensed SQL 2008.

    Is the only fisable way to remove current passive server and replace with licensed SQL 2008 then change it to principal then add in new passive?

    Any ideas or thoughts greatly appreciated.

     

    Thanks,
    Dave 

     

     


    Dave,
    Do you want to perform SKU upgrade (i.e. Evaluation to Enterprise, Standard to Enterprise etc)?

    As Hilary mentioned, its paper based license and you need to have paper licence with you when you are audited.

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    Saturday, May 28, 2011 6:24 PM