Win2008 Evaluation upgrade to Win2008 Standard Server Lizence

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  1. Hi,

    did anyone here upgrade his evaluation copy of WIN 2008 Server into a regular Lizense? How to do? Do I have to delete the whole installation and reinstall the server and all installed programms and data? Or do I have just to put in a lizense key somewhere?
    Something else to do while upgrading?

    Thank you for any help.

    Klemens
     
    Klemens Lichter, Apr 4, 2008
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  2. Hello Klemens,

    Check out if possible:

    open system properties with WINDOWS+Break. down on the side you can maybe
    change the PRODUCT KEY and reactivate.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Apr 4, 2008
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  3. Hello
    That is correct, that should work fine to change the product key.
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
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    |> Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 05:58:37 +0000 (UTC)
    |> Message-ID: <>
    |> From: Meinolf Weber <meiweb(nospam)@gmx.de>
    |> Subject: Re: Win2008 Evaluation upgrade to Win2008 Standard Server
    Lizence
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    |> Hello Klemens,
    |>
    |> Check out if possible:
    |>
    |> open system properties with WINDOWS+Break. down on the side you can
    maybe
    |> change the PRODUCT KEY and reactivate.
    |>
    |> Best regards
    |>
    |> Meinolf Weber
    |> Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
    confers
    |> no rights.
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    |> ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
    |>
    |> > Hi,
    |> >
    |> > did anyone here upgrade his evaluation copy of WIN 2008 Server into a
    |> > regular Lizense? How to do? Do I have to delete the whole installation
    |> > and reinstall the server and all installed programms and data? Or do I
    |> > have just to put in a lizense key somewhere? Something else to do
    |> > while upgrading?
    |> >
    |> > Thank you for any help.
    |> >
    |> > Klemens
    |> >

    |>
    |>
     
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Apr 8, 2008
    #3
  4. Hi, thank you, I will give it a chance as soon I receive the new product
    key, it is ordered allready. One more question: Will there be severe
    differenties between the evaluation copy that is installed now and the final
    product? Or will those things be updated within the automatic updates?

    Klemens
     
    Klemens Lichter, Apr 10, 2008
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  5. Hi, thank you, I will give it a chance as soon I receive the new product
    key, it is ordered allready. One more question: Will there be severe
    differenties between the evaluation copy that is installed now and the final
    product? Or will those things be updated within the automatic updates?

    Klemens
     
    Klemens Lichter, Apr 10, 2008
    #5
  6. Hi Darrell,

    no it is not possible, it allways tells me that it is probably not a valid Product key. But the key is OK and is not bought on black market etc.

    So it seems that I have to reinstall the whole system´and than use the new key.

    Klemens
     
    Klemens Lichter, Apr 10, 2008
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  7. Hello,
    Is this a beta copy rather than an evaluation copy?
    Beta is completely different than released Evaluation copies.
    The eval media available for download will take the product key.
    If you are using beta then the product key will not work and you will need
    to reinstall with released bits.
    If you run start then Winver what is reported?
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    --------------------
    |> From: "Klemens Lichter" <>
    |> References: <>
    <>
    <>
    <>
    |> Subject: Re: Win2008 Evaluation upgrade to Win2008 Standard Server
    Lizence
    |> Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 20:10:32 +0200
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    |> Hi Darrell,
    |> no it is not possible, it allways tells me that it is probably not a
    valid Product key. But the key is OK and is not bought on black market etc.
    |> So it seems that I have to reinstall the whole system´and than use the
    new key.
    |> Klemens
    |> > Newsbeitrag |> > > Hello
    |> > > That is correct, that should work fine to change the product key.
    |> > > Thanks,
    |> > > Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
    |> > >
    |> > > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights
    |> > > --------------------
    |> > > |> Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 05:58:37 +0000 (UTC)
    |> > > |> Message-ID: <>
    |> > > |> From: Meinolf Weber <meiweb(nospam)@gmx.de>
    |> > > |> Subject: Re: Win2008 Evaluation upgrade to Win2008 Standard Server
    |> > > Lizence
    |> > > |> References: <>
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    |> > > |>
    |> > > |> Hello Klemens,
    |> > > |>
    |> > > |> Check out if possible:
    |> > > |>
    |> > > |> open system properties with WINDOWS+Break. down on the side you
    can
    |> > > maybe
    |> > > |> change the PRODUCT KEY and reactivate.
    |> > > |>
    |> > > |> Best regards
    |> > > |>
    |> > > |> Meinolf Weber
    |> > > |> Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties,
    and
    |> > > confers
    |> > > |> no rights.
    |> > > |> ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
    |> > > |> ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
    |> > > |>
    |> > > |> > Hi,
    |> > > |> >
    |> > > |> > did anyone here upgrade his evaluation copy of WIN 2008 Server
    into a
    |> > > |> > regular Lizense? How to do? Do I have to delete the whole
    |> > installation
    |> > > |> > and reinstall the server and all installed programms and data?
    Or do
    |> > I
    |> > > |> > have just to put in a lizense key somewhere? Something else to
    do
    |> > > |> > while upgrading?
    |> > > |> >
    |> > > |> > Thank you for any help.
    |> > > |> >
    |> > > |> > Klemens
    |> > > |> >
    |> > >
    |> > > |>
    |> > > |>
    |> > >
    |> >
    |>
     
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Apr 10, 2008
    #7
  8. Hi Darrell,

    it reports:

    Microsoft Windows Server Version 6.0 Build 6001 Servicepack 1, v.275
    Evaluation copy.

    The License was run out 2 days ago.

    Can it be that the key is not accepted because the ordered product is OEM for system builders? This server is installed on a completely new hardware, but it was needed and ordered at a time the final version was not available (indeed finally I got the ordered copy today). My customer did not want to install the "old" 2003-server if there is a chance that 2008 server is running on his new hardware, so we decided to install the evaluation until final 2008 is available.
    Do OEM-versions not allow to write the key over the key from the evaluation copy?

    Klemens


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    Klemens Lichter, Apr 11, 2008
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  9. Hello,
    That is a beta version, not released code that is why you have the issue.
    You have an RTM product key, but the copy you have installed is a beta
    version of the OS.
    You can try upgrading, but the recomendation would be to clean install.
    This is an earlier version of the beta, it's not even the RC1 release which
    would have been v.668.
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    --------------------
    |> From: "Klemens Lichter" <>
    |> References: <>
    <>
    <>
    <>
    <>
    <>
    |> Subject: Re: Win2008 Evaluation upgrade to Win2008 Standard Server
    Lizence
    |> Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 01:06:08 +0200
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    |>
    |> Hi Darrell,
    |> it reports:
    |> Microsoft Windows Server Version 6.0 Build 6001 Servicepack 1, v.275
    |> Evaluation copy.
    |> The License was run out 2 days ago.
    |> Can it be that the key is not accepted because the ordered product is
    OEM for system builders? This server is installed on a completely new
    hardware, but it was needed and ordered at a time the final version was not
    available (indeed finally I got the ordered copy today). My customer did
    not want to install the "old" 2003-server if there is a chance that 2008
    server is running on his new hardware, so we decided to install the
    evaluation until final 2008 is available.
    |> Do OEM-versions not allow to write the key over the key from the
    evaluation copy?
    |> Klemens
    |> -----------------------------------------------
    Newsbeitrag |> > Hello,
    |> > Is this a beta copy rather than an evaluation copy?
    |> > Beta is completely different than released Evaluation copies.
    |> > The eval media available for download will take the product key.
    |> > If you are using beta then the product key will not work and you will
    need
    |> > to reinstall with released bits.
    |> > If you run start then Winver what is reported?
    |> > Thanks,
    |> > Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
    |> >
    |> > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights
    |> > --------------------
    |> > |> From: "Klemens Lichter" <>
    |> > |> References: <>
    |> > <>
    |> > <>
    |> > <>
    |> > |> Subject: Re: Win2008 Evaluation upgrade to Win2008 Standard Server
    |> > Lizence
    |> > |> Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 20:10:32 +0200
    |> > |> Lines: 83
    |> > |> MIME-Version: 1.0
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    |> > |> Path:
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    |> > microsoft.public.windows.server.general:36114
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    |> > |>
    |> > |> Hi Darrell,
    |> > |> no it is not possible, it allways tells me that it is probably not
    a
    |> > valid Product key. But the key is OK and is not bought on black market
    etc.
    |> > |> So it seems that I have to reinstall the whole system´and than use
    the
    |> > new key.
    |> > |> Klemens
    im
    |> > |> > Newsbeitrag |> > |> > > Hello
    |> > |> > > That is correct, that should work fine to change the product
    key.
    |> > |> > > Thanks,
    |> > |> > > Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
    |> > |> > >
    |> > |> > > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
    confers no
    |> > rights
    |> > |> > > --------------------
    |> > |> > > |> Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 05:58:37 +0000 (UTC)
    |> > |> > > |> Message-ID:
    <>
    |> > |> > > |> From: Meinolf Weber <meiweb(nospam)@gmx.de>
    |> > |> > > |> Subject: Re: Win2008 Evaluation upgrade to Win2008 Standard
    Server
    |> > |> > > Lizence
    |> > |> > > |> References: <>
    |> > |> > > |> MIME-Version: 1.0
    |> > |> > > |> Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
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    |> > |> > > |> Xref: TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl
    |> > |> > > microsoft.public.windows.server.general:35720
    |> > |> > > |> X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.server.general
    |> > |> > > |>
    |> > |> > > |> Hello Klemens,
    |> > |> > > |>
    |> > |> > > |> Check out if possible:
    |> > |> > > |>
    |> > |> > > |> open system properties with WINDOWS+Break. down on the side
    you
    |> > can
    |> > |> > > maybe
    |> > |> > > |> change the PRODUCT KEY and reactivate.
    |> > |> > > |>
    |> > |> > > |> Best regards
    |> > |> > > |>
    |> > |> > > |> Meinolf Weber
    |> > |> > > |> Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no
    warranties,
    |> > and
    |> > |> > > confers
    |> > |> > > |> no rights.
    |> > |> > > |> ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
    |> > |> > > |> ** HELP us help YOU!!!
    http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
    |> > |> > > |>
    |> > |> > > |> > Hi,
    |> > |> > > |> >
    |> > |> > > |> > did anyone here upgrade his evaluation copy of WIN 2008
    Server
    |> > into a
    |> > |> > > |> > regular Lizense? How to do? Do I have to delete the whole
    |> > |> > installation
    |> > |> > > |> > and reinstall the server and all installed programms and
    data?
    |> > Or do
    |> > |> > I
    |> > |> > > |> > have just to put in a lizense key somewhere? Something
    else to
    |> > do
    |> > |> > > |> > while upgrading?
    |> > |> > > |> >
    |> > |> > > |> > Thank you for any help.
    |> > |> > > |> >
    |> > |> > > |> > Klemens
    |> > |> > > |> >
    |> > |> > >
    |> > |> > > |>
    |> > |> > > |>
    |> > |> > >
    |> > |> >
    |> > |>
    |> >
    |>
     
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Apr 11, 2008
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  10. OK, Darrell, thank you. More work, but I think in this situation it is
    better to reinstall.

    Klemens

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    Klemens Lichter, Apr 11, 2008
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