Upgrade Server 2003 std to Server 2003 Ent... New Key needed?
Posted on 2014-01-31
We recently had performance issues with one of our SQL servers running on Server 2003 STD because the software running on it was upgraded and the vendor recommends we add more.. We ordered more RAM but Server 2003 Std only recognizes 32GB.. We were going to upgrade to a 2003 Enterprise,
When I do a fresh install of the 2003 Enterprise, it prompts for a License Key, which our vendor doesn't know if he can get because it should be an open license. If I do this upgrade, will we need a new key, or will it use the existing Key on the server?
Sadly, this is a bit of an urgent matter, and we are hoping to run with it today.