Server 2008 R2 STD OEM upgrade to Enterprise OEM using DISM

Is it possible to do an in place upgrade of 2008 R2 Standard OEM to 2008 R2 Enterprise OEM using the DISM method?


DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerEnterprise /ProductKey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

With the product key being my new Enterprise OEM key?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
That is the known procedure. and it works on NON OEM software (I don't have any OEM software.. everything here is volume center.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
While an OEM version CAN be upgraded, an OEM version cannot be used to upgrade - attempting to enter an OEM key as your "upgrade" should fail.
USGLOBALAuthor Commented:
Should fail? Can anyone give a more definitive answer? When we do a "/Get-TargetEditions" it shows that Enterprise is an option...
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Ok - the licensing answer is you can't do it.  We can't help you violate licensing.  OEM copies cannot be used to upgrade.  Not should not - CANNOT.  because of this, your answer is you can't do that.

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USGLOBALAuthor Commented:
Lee, in no way was I insinuating that I was asking for help violating MS licensing. I appreciate your answer and have taken it into advisement.
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