All comments are reviewed, so stay on subject or we may delete your comment. Now accept the License Terms for the new edition. Provide details and share your research! So this is what we did or so we thought. The step by step process is outlined below. I just do not buy what this lady is telling me. It is not as difficult as you image to solve this problem. I have the exact same problem.
However, what we purchased appears to be the actual software that has the key imbedded. Below are some frequent questions which I have seen on forums. Thanks for contributing an answer to Super User! I will highly appreciate for your help. This is most definitely a valid and working upgrade path. She stated, the actual key is embedded into the software. From the highlighted you can easily understand the source and destination version+edition. If there is a failure, investigate the reason for failure.
If you look at Detail. One more set of rules are verified. The next screen presents an option to enter the product key. I decided to created a blog on how to perform an Edition Upgrade as I have been getting several related questions each month. The solution to this is pretty simple. In good world, you may not need to use such software because if you have media, you know how to get product key. Also needs some heads up to make it done.
How would I check to see if the product key that I've input using this command did actually get applied? Click on the log file path to open it. You must use a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 64bit key. Most of the question would be answered automatically once you understand how setup works. This tip gives a step by step explanation and covers all related information. If you choose the installation of the non-evaluation version, the key is already filled in.
Read and accept the license terms by checking the checkbox. Changing the regkey is not enough by itself. I have come across this issue before. Later we found that screen was selecting Enterprise Evaluation by default not sure why So once he entered the Product Key, it worked like a charm! Stand Out as the employee with proven skills. The msdn installation package has the key embedded pre-pidded.
I have tested it on my Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64bit and it could be used to upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64bit successfully. Same result on a Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 machine. Review errors at the bottom of the setup page, then provide valid parameters or click Help for more information. I will highly appreciate for that. The specified edition upgrade is not supported. Wait for this to complete and click Next. So does anyone know of a work around for this issue? Hi jbo, I find myself in the same situation this morning, upgrade got stuck in step 6 form morethan half hour and finally using the comanndline installation worked for me.
This is my personal experience and hope this also can help you. Trying to upgrade from Evaluation to Standard and get same message. What we purchased was the entire software with the key imbedded. Have you found any solution yet? Is there any issue can happen on downgrade Edition? I contacted Microsoft and stated, look we just need the activation key. Make sure you understand the license terms that apply to your or your organization before using this switch.
The reason is that after running the above mentioned command I got no error, but again no confirmation either. Hi, I went round the houses trying to get advice from Microsoft about this as I had exactly the same problems. Now select the instance that you want to upgrade the edition. The value is stored in registry in obfuscated format and there could be software to convert that. Once the failover happens, all of the nodes along with the database engine will be updated. This could be a little puzzling but wait for it to complete. The following are the step-by-step screenshots of the entire activation experience.
Go to and download the Power Shell script and run it on your environment to find out the product key. For international customers, please use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites to find contact information in your locations. Post a comment or let the author know this tip helped. 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. The Upgrade button will be disabled but there will not be any other activity indication like a hour-glass cursor or a progress bar.
That I must uninstall the trial version and install the full version. Or will i be able to use the edition upgrade from the technet iso even though i havn't got a product key? This would mean that your media is a evaluation media. They do not contain personal info and they don't send data to Google. My manager wants to know my feedback on it. This is what I thought we purchased.