How to add a new license key to an already licensed Exchange 2007 server

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I have a licensed Exchange 2007 HUB/CAS and I need to add a new license key to the server. Does anyone know how I can do this? I've tried right-clicking on the server in EMC but there are no licensing options. I'm sure that there should be a Shell command somewhere...

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Inthe Exchange Management Console click right at the top where it says Microsoft Exchange then there is a link for enter product key

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Unfortunately that is for a version of exchange that hasn't already bene licensed. As my server is already licensed the options to add a product key aren't available.

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OK, sorry misread the question.

Try this: Set-ExchangeServer -Identity ExServer01 -ProductKey aaaaa-aaaaa-aaaaa-aaaaa-aaaaa

source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997621(EXCHG.80).aspx
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The shell reports that the server is already licensed and errors! Any more thoughts?
I'll take a look at the link you mention...

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I am not sure you can change the product key, why are you trying to?

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We accidently installed an enterprise license rather than a standard...
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According to this you can change it:

"Product keys can be used for the same edition key swaps and upgrades only, and they cannot be used for downgrades. You can use a valid product key to go from the evaluation version (Trial Edition) to either Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition. You can also use a valid product key to go from Standard Edition to Enterprise Edition. You can also license the server again using the same edition product key. For example, if you had two Standard Edition servers with two keys, but you accidentally used the same key on both servers, you can change the key for one of them to be the other key that you were issued. You can take these actions without having to reinstall or reconfigure anything. After you enter the product key, the edition corresponding to that product key will be reflected."

The command I gave you earlier is the correct command to change the key.
It's also confirmed here: http://www.halicom.com/update-exchange-2007-product-key


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Although in saying that it does say "Standard Edition to Enterprise Edition" it doesn't say you can go the other way round.

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Doesn't look good, the section "and they cannot be used for downgrades" just about sums it up! Thanks for all your help with this!!
Andrew

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