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Upgrade SQL Server 2005 Express 32-bit SP1 to SQL Server 2008 Standard on a 64-bit Server for use with MOSS 2007 RRS feed

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  • When installing & configuring MOSS 2007 the default settings were choosen. So now when we try to access the SSMS I get a message "The evaluation period has expired. Please buy the product at the following url.". I do have a product key for SQL Server 2008 standard but when I am trying to perform a edition upgrade it doesn't detect the SQL Server Instance "OFFICESERVERS" so I am unable to upgrade the server. Because of the limitation in size we are unable to create new doc libraries or pages on the SP site.

    Here are the details of the environment:

    OS : Windows Server 2008 Standard SP1 64-bit

    MOSS 2007 version : 12.0.0.6535, Current License : Office SharePoint Server with Enterprise Client Access License

    Database : SQL Server 2005 Express SP1 32-bit

    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Tuesday, November 16, 2010 2:34 PM for use with MOSS 2007 added to Title. Otherwise this is an SQL Server question
    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 2:23 PM

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  • I'm wondering about this.

    > "The evaluation period has expired. Please buy the product at the following url.".

    SQL Server 2005 Express is not an evaluation/trial product and does not therefore expire.

    Are you sure that you are not getting this message for a Trial copy of MOSS 2007 ?


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    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 2:35 PM
  • Hello Mike,

    Thanks for the reply.

    Under the option "Enable Enterprise Features", I see that the enterprise is selected. Also, the current license under "Convert License Type" says Office SharePoint Server with Enterprise Client Access License.

    Is there any other way to make sure that I am not running trial version of MOSS 2007.

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 2:42 PM