MSSQL Server – What to do when evaluation period has expired




If you have installed MSSQL Server without a key and chosen an Evaluation version, once it will be stopped because of this. Of course, on this day you will have to show something in your environment.

To update license for your SQL Server you should open SQL Server Installation Center. In opened window go to tab Maintenance and open Edition Upgrade (Figure 1).

Figure 1. Update SQL Server license

Figure 1. Update SQL Server license

 

In the opened window enter your key and press "Next" on each page (Figure 2). On the final page you can see "Upgrade" button, press it. In about 30 seconds after this you can see a window with green icons near features (Figure 3).

Figure 2. Update product key in SQL Server

Figure 2. Update product key in SQL Server

 

Figure 3. The result of update SQL Server license

Figure 3. The result of update SQL Server license

 

 



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