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  • HI

    I am trying to upgrade sql server2008r2 evaluation period to FULL version but while upgrading it showing sql server product key is invalid however sql product key is licensed & orgiginal but the same is not proceeding with this key.

    Please suggest

    Monday, March 24, 2014 10:23 AM

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  • HI

    I am trying to upgrade sql server2008r2 evaluation period to FULL version but while upgrading it showing sql server product key is invalid however sql product key is licensed & orgiginal but the same is not proceeding with this key.

    Please suggest

    • Merged by Olaf HelperMVP Monday, March 24, 2014 11:03 AM Same question from "similar" OP
    Monday, March 24, 2014 10:07 AM
  • Hi,

    Check the Link below. Have you followed the same procedure for upgrade.

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/sqlman/archive/2010/03/16/sql-server-2008-upgrading-to-standard-enterprise-edition-from-evaluation-edition.aspx

    How to: Upgrade to a Different Edition of SQL Server 2008 (Setup)  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc707783.aspx

    Below are the main steps, using the Setup , edition upgrade wizard.

    1. Insert the SQL Server installation media. From the root folder, double-click setup.exe or launch the SQL Server Installation Center from Configuration Tools. To install from a network share, locate the root folder on the share, and then double-click Setup.exe.
    2. To upgrade an existing instance of SQL Server 2008 to a different edition, from the SQL Server Installation Center click Maintenance, and then select Edition Upgrade.
    3. If Setup support files are required, SQL Server Setup installs them. If you are instructed to restart your computer, restart before you continue.
    4. The System Configuration Checker runs a discovery operation on your computer. To continue, click OK.
    5. On the Product Key page, select a radio button to indicate whether you are upgrading to a free edition of SQL Server, or whether you have a PID key for a production version of the product. For more information, see Editions and Components of SQL Server 2008 and Version and Edition Upgrades.
    6. On the License Terms page, read the license agreement, and then select the check box to accept the licensing terms and conditions. To continue, click Next. To end Setup, click Cancel.
    7. On the Select Instance page, specify the instance of SQL Server to upgrade.
    8. The Edition Upgrade Rules page validates your computer configuration before the edition upgrade operation begins.
    9. The Ready to Upgrade Edition page shows a tree view of installation options that were specified during Setup. To continue, click Upgrade.
    10. During the edition upgrade process, the services need to be restarted to pick up the new setting. After edition upgrade, the Complete page provides a link to the summary log file for the edition upgrade. To close the wizard, click Close.
    11. After installation, the Complete page provides a link to the summary log file for the installation and other important notes. To complete the SQL Server installation process, click Close.
    12. If you are instructed to restart the computer, do so now. It is important to read the message from the Installation Wizard when you are done with Setup. For information about Setup log files, see How to: View and Read SQL Server Setup Log Files.

    You can also perform the upgrade using command line option, see below SQL BOL topic.

    Command Line option

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms144259.aspx#Upgrade

    Hope this can help save time in upgrading to retail editions of SQL Server from the evaluation edition.

    Note: The Evaluation edition of SQL Server is based on the Enterprise Edition and thus it is recommended to upgrade to SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition so you can continue to enjoy the many capabilities such as Resource Governor, Database compression, Backup compression, Transparent Database encryption, etc.


    Regards, PS

    Monday, March 24, 2014 10:42 AM
  • HI

    I am trying to upgrade sql server2008r2 evaluation period to FULL version but while upgrading it showing sql server product key is invalid however sql product key is licensed & orgiginal but the same is not proceeding with this key.

    Please suggest

    Hello,

    Can you follow solution given in below blog.See you have correct regional settings as per software you are using

    http://blogs.technet.com/technet_blog_images/b/sql_server_sizing_ha_and_performance_hints/archive/2012/04/17/sql-server-2008-r2-error-message-quot-invalid-product-key-quot-during-setup-localized-versions.aspx


    Please mark this reply as the answer or vote as helpful, as appropriate, to make it useful for other readers

    Monday, March 24, 2014 12:09 PM
  • If it says your "product key is invalid" then you should either double check you're entering in the correct serial or contact Microsoft support.

    It's not the program stopping you from working, its the key that's stopping you from continuing.


    If this is helpful please mark it so. Also if this solved your problem mark as answer.


    Monday, March 24, 2014 3:59 PM
  • Hello Ed,

    IMHO solution posted by Pritam is just about how to do upgrade from evaluation to licensed version OP here is facing issue while entering license its not recognized.I am not sure what could be correct answer ,lets see what OP replies :)

    Please correct me if I am wrong


    Please mark this reply as the answer or vote as helpful, as appropriate, to make it useful for other readers


    Monday, March 24, 2014 10:24 PM
  • Hello,

    If setup is unable to validate the product key you obtained when you purchase the licensed edition of SQL Server, then you should call Microsoft Licensing. You can call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist. You can also visit the following site for more information and support on licensing issues:

    http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/mla/default.aspx

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Alberto Morillo
    SQLCoffee.com

    • Proposed as answer by Sofiya Li Tuesday, March 25, 2014 7:45 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sofiya Li Monday, March 31, 2014 2:29 AM
    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:10 AM