upgrade win 2008 SBS EVAL edition to production version

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How do I convert a Windows 2008 SBS server that was loaded using the evaluation trial download to a live version without reloading the entire server ?

According to Microsoft website, after the eval period of 240 days:  After this time, you will need to uninstall the software or upgrade to a fully-licensed version of Windows Small Business Server 2008.

Now that I have purchased my SBS license, what is the easiest way ?
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you can try a re-install. but microsoft evals are not meant to be migrated into production.

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That doesn't jive with the MS statement:  "After this time, you will need to upgrade to a fully-licensed version of Windows Small Business Server 2008."  That is what this question is all about.
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Purchased Open license Win2008 SBS

Obtained product key from FREE MS Provided media direct to customer and activating existing installation using this product key.  Worked perfectly !



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