SQL Server 2016 Installation

Vijay
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We are planning to uinstall existing Standard edition of SQL Server 2016 and install Enterprise eiditon for some testing purpose.

After unistalling and reinstalling SQL server ENT 2016, what is the procedure attach a databases?

is it necessary to restore master databasae first?
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Dariusz TykaICT Infrastructure Specialist Senior

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You don't have to uninstall sql standard first. You can do in-place upgrade to enterprise edition. Just run the installer and you'll have option to upgrade to enterprise version.
https://www.brentozar.com/archive/2014/08/sql-server-edition-change-standard-edition-enterprise-evaluation/

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Actaully this is QA server we are planning to uninstall existing License standard edition and install Enterprise Evaluation Edition.
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Evaluation edition works only for 6 months. Is that time period enough for you?

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Good information.

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