Hi there Experts,
To make the long story short.
I had an evaluation installation of SQL 2012 Enterprise SP1
I purchased an Open License version of SQL 2012 Standard SP2 Server
and tried to convert
the evaluation version to retail version. After passing various checks I came across with the
following warning “The selected edition downgrade path is not valid”.
I decided to stop the conversion and upgrade first the SQL to SP2 (assuming that the warning will disappear)
After passing all checks with success and during installation of SP2 I received the attached error pushing me
to cancel the installation.
I then decided to bypass the first warring and convert to Retail Version although the SQL Evaluation Server
was running SP1.
The downgrade procedure went fine with no errors and I confirmed (via Select @@version query) that the
SQL was now converted to Standard SP1 (11.0.3128.0)
Following I tried to perform again the installation of SP2 which failed with the same attached errors.
I also tried to perform a repair setup with no luck.
Currently the SQL Server is running fine under SP1…
How could I bypass the errors and complete the upgrade to SP2??
Thank you for your help,