SQL 2012 RTM - Evaluation period has expired

We installed SQL 2012 RTM some time ago.

When i try to start the management console it says:
SQL 2012 RTM - Evalutaion warning
On our volume licensing page it says (tranlated with google translate):
Product Keys
This product does not require any product key.

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Our licensing supplier tells us to uninstall previous trail version or other verisons of SQL sever.
But this server was set up with fresh Win 2008R2 and only SQL 2012 RTM. Nothing else was or has ever been installed on this machine.

The database/service is still running and working. But I am afraid of shuting this down, since it might not start again.

Is there some sort of rearm / grace period?
But most important how do i activate SQL 2012, since i dont have either KMS og MAK key.
And the license page clearly states that it is not needed...

Thanx
klundoffshoreAsked:
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David ToddConnect With a Mentor Senior DBACommented:
Hi,

I got that.

If you google the error message you will find a work-around or two.

This is a pretty good way to go:
http://www.sqlcoffee.com/Troubleshooting073.htm

Second thing was that I did an uninstall and reinstall, and still had issues with SSMS, I found this which worked for me:
http://sqlblog.com/blogs/jonathan_kehayias/archive/2009/02/20/sql-server-2008-evaluation-edition-expiration-woes.aspx

HTH
  David
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klundoffshoreAuthor Commented:
Hmmm.. 2012 do not have a key. Your links are for 2008 and 2008 R2.
I dont feel confident that they wil work on 2012. Since i have no key and OVS tells me there is none.

Did you have this issue with SQL 2012 or 2008/2008 R2?

Thanx
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David ToddSenior DBACommented:
Hi

I applied the 2008 solution to 2012 and it worked for me.
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klundoffshoreAuthor Commented:
ok, thanx for the input.
I wil try that, but on a sidenote, what is up with the "no key" how do MS know you have a valid license?

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David ToddSenior DBACommented:
Hi

I used my key from action pack. Can you get a key?

Regards
  David
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klundoffshoreAuthor Commented:
No, I can  not.
I have no idea what action pack is.

On my volume subscription page it says (unfortunatly in norwegian):
From Volume Licensing Service Center
Witch translates to:
Product Keys
This product does not require any product key.
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klundoffshoreAuthor Commented:
Solved.

Seems like standard edition do not require special key,

Did this:

1.      Run setup.exe or launch the SQL Server Installation Center from Configuration Tools.
2.      Click Maintenance, and then select Edition Upgrade.
3.      On the Product Key page, enter your PID key for a production version of the product.

Did NOT enter a key myself but acceptet the one that was default. And it seem to work
Regestry key now says Standard Edition.

I am also able to open management console.

Source:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sqlsmalltalk/archive/2012/05/12/remove-evaluation-edition-180-day-time-bomb-from-sql-server.aspx
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