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SQL Server 2008 R2 Product key

Posted on 2011-02-18
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Does anyone know if the Product Key for SQL Server 2008 R2 will work with SQL Server 2008?  I purchased the R2 version and found out the software we want to install will not run on it.
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by:lcohan
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The fact is that SQL 2008 R2 was built on SQL 2008 and the key should work in my opinion however if your app is not compatible with 2008 R2 it is very unlikely compatible to 2008. SQL 2008 R2 adds more featurs and functionality to SQL 2008.
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Apparently what ever changes were made in going to R2 were sufficient enough to make the software not run correctly.  It does run on plain ol' 2008.
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It does not.
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by:lcohan
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I personally doubt it but that's just me and btw - what will happen when you call Microsoft for support and they'll say the "plain ol' 2008" is not supported? Anyway just wanted to help - good luck!
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by:Anthony Perkins
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SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 are totally different versions, so the product key cannot be interchanged.

Licencing is also different.
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I tried the code and it did not work.
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