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SharePoint 2016 Standard to Enterprise Just change License Key? RRS feed

  • Question

  • To upgrade from 2016 standard to Enterprise is it as simple as changing the license Key?

    Also, if you upgrade to Enterprise can you go back to standard?

    Monday, June 18, 2018 12:51 PM

All replies

  • Hi kman589.

    In order to change the SharePoint 2016 license type from Server Standard to Server Enterprise, open the SharePoint Central Administration, click Upgrade and Migration -> Upgrade and Patch Management -> Convert farm license type, enter the product key and click OK; after successful activation, click Enable Features on Existing Site to enable enterprise features on all existing sites.
    You cannot take the aforementioned steps to revert the license back to Server Standard: to do this, the SharePoint Farm must be reinstalled.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MCTS, MOS, MTA

    Monday, June 18, 2018 2:22 PM
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    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:33 AM
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  • Hello,

    Do I get a separate SP Server license key for Standard and Enterprise? Client has installed SP Standard, he wants to upgrade to Enterprise, he doesn't know where to get the license key. By the way, he has standard and enterprise CALs.

    Friday, August 9, 2019 6:44 AM
  • Hello,

    Do I get a separate SP Server license key for Standard and Enterprise? Client has installed SP Standard, he wants to upgrade to Enterprise, he doesn't know where to get the license key. By the way, he has standard and enterprise CALs.

    Yes, Standard and Enterprise are separate licenses: if you want to use all the features of SharePoint Enterprise you need to have the corresponding license.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MOS, MTA, MCTS, MCSA, MCSE

    Friday, August 9, 2019 9:04 AM
  • Thanks for the reply Luigi!

    Just to confirm, when client bought the Sharepoint 2016, they should get Standard and Enterprise Key which they will use when installing it apart from the Standard or Enterprise CAL. Is that correct? The problem now is that client cannot locate the packaging or volume license details of their Sharepoint. 

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:31 AM
  • Thanks for the reply Luigi!

    Just to confirm, when client bought the Sharepoint 2016, they should get Standard and Enterprise Key which they will use when installing it apart from the Standard or Enterprise CAL. Is that correct? The problem now is that client cannot locate the packaging or volume license details of their Sharepoint. 

    Yes, the client has to buy Standard or Enterprise license for SharePoint Server and a certain number of CALs for each user that must be able to access SharePoint.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MOS, MTA, MCTS, MCSA, MCSE

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019 3:59 PM