Microsoft Customer Service 800 426-9400 is available Monday through Friday, from 6:30 A. So I went to our license vendor and purchased the 2008 R2 Standard licenses and rushed delivery since the grace period is 3 days before required activation and these are production servers. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc. In good world, you may not need to use such software because if you have media, you know how to get product key. 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! Here is the little test which would prove the theory. The step by step process is outlined below.
CreateControl Boolean fIgnoreVisible at System. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform. They can either track your or not, depending if you gave Google the right to do so. Or else, you can call Microsoft support to see whether you can get a copy. By moving from evaluation to standard I'm effectively down-grading the product, hence why my product key wouldn't work. If you choose the installation of the non-evaluation version, the key is already filled in. Do i need to upgrade the edition from standard to enterprise 2005 and then to upgrade to 2008 or i can directly upgrade sql server 2005 standard to 2008 Enterprise edition.
It was set-up under a second user account, with a second user group I think but the software still resided on my laptop using Windows 7. Known issues may be found in the. In this way, you will know the detailed information about license and solve your licensing related issue quickly and directly. To start the installation immediately, click Run. Move Your Career Forward with certification training in the latest technologies. This tip gives a step by step explanation and covers all related information.
Then that imported fine into my new version instead of giving an error. Since I rushed the order for the licenses, I can't return them. Also you can find the next release info details. This could be a little puzzling but wait for it to complete. Pacific Time to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist, and you can get more detail information from there. Does anyone know how to fix it? The following are the step-by-step screenshots of the entire activation experience.
Read and accept the license terms by checking the checkbox. Stand Out as the employee with proven skills. If it is a current cluster, you should be able to update the key on one node and then trigger a failover to automatically update the other node s. Does anyone know when the next version is going to be released? Hi, You can use some tool such as ProduKey to view the key on the server. Note: your email address is not published.
This author is unable to determine whether this process allows changing of keys between other editions due to lack of required software to test with. This helps the community, keeps the forums tidy, and recognises useful contributions. I have read the and understand I may unsubscribe at any time. There is an option a few screens later about adding features to an existing instance. This is my personal experience and hope this also can help you.
Worldwide customers can use the Guide to to find contact information in their locations. Or is the way I had it set-up okay? Do you think, if I'm re-installing, doing this on a virtual machine would be a better option? AddServerGroupToNodeCollection ServerGroup group, TreeNodeCollection nodes, Boolean createRecursively at Microsoft. I spent well over a grand, why can't it just work? Edge Out The Competition for your dream job with proven skills and certifications. The next screen presents an option to enter the product key. I swear to god that I have not hit cancel while doing the test. Go to Maintenance and click on Edition Upgrade.
You can also visit the following site for more information and support on licensing issues:. The Upgrade button will be disabled but there will not be any other activity indication like a hour-glass cursor or a progress bar. Any ideas on what changes need to be made eg in the registry so the install runs as expected? Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. Click on the log file path to open it. An in-progress message appears briefly.
All comments are reviewed, so stay on subject or we may delete your comment. If you are having issues like this you are probably not using the right kind of key i. I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit running on Intel Core 2 Duo 2. CryptographicException: Key not valid for use in specified state. However, if you want to get a copy of the Windows Server 2008 R2, it is recommended that you contact your vendor. However, from the error message, the issue is related with product key therefore I would recommend you connect to license specialist directly via the following contact: You can call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A. It took about 4 minutes to complete on my laptop.