Windows 2003 64Bit Evaluation License set to expire

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Win2k3 64 Bit Licensing..Critical!, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. I have a windows 2003 64 Bit Evaluation Server installed running SQL2005 for
    a specific application. We were forced to upgrade immediately from 32bit due
    to a requirement from our outside vendor. We used the Evaluation version
    until our VLK key came in. We now have the VLK and would like to upgrade the
    license. How do I do this without screwing up the SQL 2005 install which is
    running our application?

    Thank you!
    Win2k3 64 Bit Licensing..Critical!, Jul 27, 2007
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  2. you should be able to do an in-place upgrade IF the license hasn't yet
    expired. Insert the VLK CD and directly upgrade.

    If for some reason you can't do that, do a "repair install". Your settings
    and installation should be preserved.

    See my blog for details - I discuss it in the context of XP x64, but the
    requirements are the same.


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    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jul 27, 2007
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