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registration for exchange server 2007 evaluation

I have installed Exchange 2007 Evaluation  version on a Windows 2008 server (virtual server). Is it true that I can not register the software with Exchange 2007 Enterprise product key? If so, What's the best option, to setup a new server and then install and register for the Exchange 2007 Enterprise production version?
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DanielWillmottCommented:
You shouldn't have a problem upgrading the Evaluation version to Exchange 2007 Enterprise with the product key. (http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/howtobuy/default.mspx?wt.svl=overview)
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JoyQQAuthor Commented:
Here's what I got after put the production key in: "some controls are not valid - Invalid production key"
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DanielWillmottCommented:
Is the version of Exchange 32 bit perhaps? You would need the 64 bit version if not.
If you have the 32 bit version installed, then yes, you will need to reinstall.
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JoyQQAuthor Commented:
Is it true that all the evaluation package is 32bit? How can I found out the bit information on this trail version?
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DanielWillmottCommented:
Actually, I don't think you would have the option in the Management Console to add the product key if it was 32 bit. Have you tried to register the product key through script?
Set-ExchangeServer -Identity <servername> -ProductKey <productkey>
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MesthaCommented:
All versions of Exchange use the same code, it is just the product key that controls whether you have Standard or Enterprise edition.
The error sounds like you have the wrong key, a typo in the key maybe.

Simon.
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JoyQQAuthor Commented:
I tried both from the console and the shell, and triple checked the key, got the same error message...
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MesthaCommented:
I would have to say that I think your key is wrong, and would go back to the supplier and ask for another one. The only time I have seen this is when 32 bit edition is used, but that doesn't have the option to enter a key inside the console.

Simon.
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JoyQQAuthor Commented:
Got another set of key from MS and it worked.

Thanks a lot!
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