Sql 2008 R2 Evaluation Expired RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi folks

    i am new to forum and this is my first Question.... last night when i try to open management studio of sql server 2008 r2  am getting the error "Evaluation period has expired for information how to upgrade your evaluation please to tho http://www.microsoft.com/sql/howtobuy"


    Looking for your help

    • Changed type Challen Fu Sunday, September 4, 2011 6:20 AM
    Friday, August 26, 2011 5:48 AM


  • Hi,

    Well, it seems that the evaluation period is over on the machine where you tried to open SSMS.
    You will have to buy SQL Server, then you will get a product installation key. When you rerun the setup application (SQL Server Installation Center), you can select "Edition Upgrade" under "Maintenance", and there you can enter the new key and the server will be activated.

    Kind regards,
    -- Zoltán Horváth
    -- MCITP SQL Server Business Intelligence Developer 2005, 2008
    -- MCITP Database Developer 2008, Database Administrator 2008
    -- Please mark posts as answered or helpful where appropriate.
    • Marked as answer by Challen Fu Sunday, September 4, 2011 6:21 AM
    Tuesday, August 30, 2011 4:53 PM