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Upgrade from  Standard (2008)  to Enterprise 2008

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I have a SQL Server  2008 Standard edition instance running on one of my production servers, but I wish to upgrade to Enterprise edition, can I do the upgrade in place (just entering the right key)?

Or would I have to backup my databases, uninstall Standard, install Enterprise before finally restoring my databases?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

~Sve
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you can use upgrade instances option under Maintenance Tab during Installation... New features will be added.so you you should not have any problem

But,Its always safe to keep your db's Fully backed up, before upgrade  
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