SQl Server 2008 R2 standard to enterprise edition upgrade RRS feed

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  • hi,

    I have got a question about the SQL edition upgrade. I want to upgrade a SQL server 2008 R2 from standard edition to enterprise edition. I have never done this before but from what i have read it should be pretty straight forward using the installer--> maintenance --> edition upgrade -->  enter the product key and voila.

    however, from the technet subscriptions website i am unable to retreive a product key. When i choose SQL server 2008 R2 i am only able to download the SQL server 2008 R2 enterprise edition ISO.

    so my question is: is there any difference between doing an edition upgrade using the key like mentioned above and doing an edition upgrade using the iso i got from technet subscriptions and do a complete install, or is there any way to extract the product key from the technet iso. Because the way i see it when i use the technet iso i have to re-install the complete software and there is a chance i lose configuration data. Or will i be able to use the edition upgrade from the technet iso even though i havn't got a product key?

    thanks in advance 

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013 3:46 PM