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Convert/upgrade Storage Server 2012 to Server 2012 Standard

Posted on 2013-05-29
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Hello All,

Is there a way to upgrade Storage Server 2012 to Server 2012 without re-installing the server?
It would be nice to upgrade the server without losing the settings.

I've tried the command DISM /online /Set-Edition:<edition ID> /ProductKey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX /AcceptEula
but that doesn't work.

Thanks

Theun
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As per my knowledge you can not downgrade Windows storage 2012 to Standard.

by the way what is output og DISM command ?

http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2012/q-what-downgrade-rights-do-i-have-windows-server-2012
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Hi Takecoffe,

Hereby a screenshot of the error. Forgot to post it.
dism.jpg
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you was using eval version ?
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you can also check below link

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj574204.aspx

which says that which running version you can upgrade with .
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No, we are using a full version.
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Windows Storage Server systems are provided by OEM so you will need to contact the computer manufacturer for detailed information.

as per my knowledge you can not upgrade/ demote Storage server to standard edition.
but still you can verify with System provider or MS
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As stated Storage Server is an OEM OS designed and intended for Storage ONLY.  You cannot "upgrade" it because it was never intended to be upgraded.  You will have to do a clean install.
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Ok, then i know what to do.

Thanks for your help.
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