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Can You change the Evaluation-only license used in a VHD to a MSDN Developer licence?

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Hi experts,

I need to know if I can change the evaluation licence of Windows Server R2 Enterprise Edition "Pre-Installed in a VHD" to a MSDN Developer's licence in the time test?


**Note in the read me file**

3. NO ACTIVATION.  To prevent its unlicensed use, the software
contains activation enforcement technology.  Because this is an
 evaluation-only license, you are not licensed to activate the software for
 any purpose even if it prompts you to do so.


Thank you
Antonio
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On some of the VHDs you are able to change the license to a MSDN license. However, there is still an expiration on them if you do choose to activate it this way.

See the following for more details (This is for the Sharepoint VHD - you will need to read the readme for your specific download).

http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/b/0/fb005f0a-2f63-480b-bf14-9df34e7655e7/ReadMe.htm

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Program Details
The evaluation period for this virtual machine image ends in 30 days.  If you are an MSDN® or TechNet Subscriber, you can extend this evaluation period (see below).  Otherwise, NO EFFORT SHOULD BE MADE TO ACTIVE THIS IMAGE.  After 30 days, the evaluation period is over and the image should be discarded.  
For complete use-rights, please refer to the EULA contained within this evaluation package.
·         Do not redistribute this image.
·         Do not put this image into a production environment.
·         It is recommended not to join this image to a corporate network.
·         If you choose to join this image to an external network, you should immediately download updates and security patches for the operating system and all applications.

MSDN AND TECHNET SUBSCRIBERS ONLY:  If you are a current MSDN Subscriber or TechNet Subscriber and wish to continue evaluating this package past the initial 30 days, you can activate the Windows operating system within the image by using a MSDN or TechNet Product Key.  For complete details on obtaining this product key, please refer to your MSDN or TechNet Subscription.

PLEASE NOTE: This Image has been created using evaluation software and will automatically cease to function on January 29, 2010.  Even if you activate the product by using an MSDN or TechNet Product Key, this image will be unusable as of January 29, 2010.
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