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Changing from Evaluation to Live on Server 2008 R2 Standard

I have been evaluating Microsoft Server 2008 R2 Standard and would like to make it a live version.  I've purchased the O.S. and CAL's.  I've heard that Microsoft does not allow the upgrade from the Eval to live.  Do I have to reinstall the product or simply just input the physical key?
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I have not yet received my CAL's.  Should I wait to enter the product code for the Server software?  There are 19 days left on my Evaluation.
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In Win Server 2008 the CALS are no longer actively checked. So, you'll be fine activating with just the product key and won't get asked about CAL's, but you'll need to keep the CAL paperwork for possible auditing by MS at some later date.
Will inputting the new product code disrupt the network like do I need to reboot? Or should I do this after hours?
No, you won't need to reboot
Thank you!  This has been very helpful.