SQL 2005 Evaluation Period Expired
Posted on 2012-08-14
I have a CD for SQL 2005 installation and I a separate one for SQL 2005 SP3, does anyone knows how can I integrate both the installation and service pack in one Installation setup CD?
I have a problem with one of my servers, it appeared that one of the engineers installed SQL 2005 Enterprise Evaluation Edition and evaluation period is now expired. I need to perform an upgrade, but it is preventing me from doing so since the installed SQL has the SP3 installed and the CD I am using does not have the SP3 integrated in it.
I am also not capable of finding a CD with the SP3 integrated in it. I also cannot uninstall the SP3, since there is no way to do so.
The only option I have is that I will uninstall SQL 2005 from the server and reinstall it again, but this will cause me a problem in the replication to the other SQL servers located at the branches.
Please can anyone help?