SQL 2012 upgrade to MSDN license

I have SQL 2012 Standard volume license edition and I would like to upgrade to SQL 2012 MSDN license.
Does anyone know if there would be a problem upgrading SQL from a volume license edition to a MSDN license?

Thanks
zero000koolAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
MSDN licenses are not to be used in production.

General. One user may install and use copies of the software to design, develop, test and demonstrate your programs. You may not use the software on a device or server in a production environment.
http://bit.ly/1LPdtAM
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Do you want to use Enterpise / DataCenter Edition features? Then you need to upgrade to the corresponding (non-MSDN!) license. The above said is correct. MSDN may not be used a) by anyone else but the licensee (a single person), b) in productive environments.
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zero000koolAuthor Commented:
I want to upgrade our 2012 Sql standard edition which was installed using a volume license key and we want to upgrade this machine to SQL 2012 enterprise edition using a MSDN key.

Keep in mind this server is a test server not a production server and they used a volume license key to install SQL.

We just want to upgrade to enterprise and we will be using a MSDN.


Can that be done.

Thx
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David ToddSenior DBACommented:
Hi,

If this is a test server, then why not simply uninstall existing SQL and reinstall from the MSDN setup? The databases will be left behind and you can reattach them to the new instance. That is, are you making this harder than it has to be?

Otherwise there are options in the maintenance section of the setup, and likewise can be done from the command line. See here for details of the former.
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc707783(v=sql.110).aspx

HTH
  David
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
we want to upgrade this machine to SQL 2012 enterprise edition using a MSDN key.
If you want to use a MSDN key you need to install MSSQL Developer Edition and not Enterprise Edition.
Developer Edition has all the features that Enterprise has. Then only difference is that you can't use Developer Edition on a Production environment. By your comments I think this is really what you want to do.
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