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Evaluation Copy of SCVMM R2 has expired

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  • Hi Guys

    I am getting the below error message on my SCVMM server, someone had installed this before my time, I want to be able to install the full version of scvmm without loosing any data (settings), can you please guide me in the right direction.

     

    1. can i make the trial into a full version

    2. do i need to uninstall then re-install (how do i go about backing up all data, sql etc )

     

    please advise.

    The evaluation copy of System Center Virtual Machine Manager has expired.

    For details about obtaining a license, go to the System Center Virtual Machine Manager Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=117146.

    ID: 282

    Thursday, July 29, 2010 1:48 PM

Answers

  • What you want to do is very common and very possible...  Basically you need to perform an uninstall using the "Retain Data" option.  Then reinstall and re-associate all of your hosts.

    http://fawzi.wordpress.com/2009/02/12/uupdating-scvmm-evaluation-version-to-licensed-rtm/

    As with anything it is recommended to make sure that you backup your SQL DB before making changes.

    -matt


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    Thursday, July 29, 2010 4:23 PM