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Upgrading SQL Server 2008 180-day Evaluation to *STANDARD*

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Hi,

I noticed that the 180-day Evaluation version of SQL Server 2008 is the
Enterprise version .

Is there a *STANDARD* evaluation version that I can download?  If not,
is there going to be any problem "upgrading" the Evaluation Enterprise
version to a *STANDARD* version (and how much additional stuff is going to be
left inactive on my disk and, more importantly, in my registry, etc. if I do
so)?

Regards,
Rajesh
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You can upgrade your eval version to standard :  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143393.aspx  scroll down and look on the left for the Eval version...


And to do the upgrade, use the commandline setup specifying ACTION=editionupgrade : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms144259.aspx
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Standard evaluation version does not exist. I would recommend Developer version having all features of Enterprise for about $50 (not for production use).

The "inactive" stuff exists, of course. Don't ask how much because nobody knows... To be sure you've uninstalled everything you would need to create the disk partition copy and restore it instead of SQL Server uninstallation.
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