How to Upgrade From Evalution to Licensed Edition 2012. Do I need to uninstall Evaluation Edition?


  • I am currently on the Evaluation Edition of 2012. The evaluation period hasn't ended, but we are ready to go the licensed edition. We have the install that has the product key. So I started the setup.exe and went through the typical steps but got an error on the Instance Configuration step. Right now, the Evaluation Edition is on the default instance (MSSQLSERVER). My thought was that I can just install the licensed version over this. But maybe not. Do I need to uninstall the Evaluation Edition before I can install the licensed version?
    Thursday, April 11, 2013 10:32 PM


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