SBS 2008 Premium activation from trial to fully licensed
Posted on 2010-11-12
I was to setup a server for a new business this weekend. No migration involved. No preexisting domain or exchange. Just a brand new server. The server was to ship from Dell with and OEM preinstalled SBS 2008 Premium OS. Instead it shipped with no OS, no license but I did get the 25 User CALs. I really can't postpone the install. I can get a server license fairly quickly from Dell. In the mean time can I install the SBS Premium trial, then activate with my license in a week, or will I have to reinstall the OS. I am confused as I have read that I can do this if I do not activate the trial copy without a license, but the trial install will force me to activate. Is that right or will it only force activation AFTER the trial period (60 days).