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Can SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition 2 node cluster be upgraded to SQL Server 2008 Developers edition

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Hello,
     We have SQL Server 2008 standard edition installed on a two node cluster.  I need to know if I can upgrade our two node cluster from, SQL Server 2008 standard edition, to MSDE 2008 SQL Server Developer Edition?
     The SQL databases are used only by our developers on a non-production network.  The operating system, on the clustered servers, is Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, No Hyper-V.  
     If this is possible, can anybody point me to a white paper or best practices to perform an in place upgrade?

Thank you for your time and help!  
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by:Tony Giangreco
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Here is the Upgrade Matrix directly from Microsoft

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143393.aspx
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by:Anthony Perkins
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Incidentally MSDE <> Developer Edition.  MSDE was the old name (back in SQL Server 2000) for the free edition and what is now called SQL Server Express Edition.  The Developer Edition is not free.
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As you can see from above, the MSDE edition is different from the developers edition.

In the matrix I linked above, there is no upgrade from Microsoft from SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition 2 node cluster to SQL Server 2008 Developers edition.

I hope this is clear and fully answers your question.
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Here is the version that was purchased for the upgrade.  
MICROSOFT E32-00816: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer Edition
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