SBS 2008 R2 Trial Version RRS feed

  • Question

  • If I install the trial version of Small Business Server 2008 R2 will I be able to upgrade the product using a purchased volume license key or will I have to reinstall it from scratch?
    Thursday, July 29, 2010 5:35 PM


  • As long as the eval version hasn't expired (180 days), you just run through the SBS setup again (all your current settings should be retained) from the
    Retail CD.

    Setup, Upgrades, and Migration

    Q. How do I upgrade from the evaluation version to the retail version of SBS 2003 R2?
    A. If you are running the evaluation version of SBS 2003 R2, you can upgrade to the retail version by running Setup again using the retail media.

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    • Marked as answer by Rob_Bates Thursday, July 29, 2010 6:13 PM
    Thursday, July 29, 2010 5:40 PM

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