We cannot get our SQL 2017 licensed. We have been running the SQL 2017 trial and have now purchased SQL Server 2017 Standard Core Edition via volume licensing.
I have downloaded the ISO from VLSC, run the setup, selected maintenance and then edition upgrade. This shows the product key pre-populated runs some pre-checks
before the final page with the upgrade button. Proceeding with the upgrade everything goes 100% and reports as upgraded. However, when I query the SQL installation it
returns no licence details -
SELECT SERVERPROPERTY('LicenseType'), SERVERPROPERTY('NumLicenses')
We only have 2 days left on the trial so as a definitive check I advance the system date and tried to restart the SQL service which fails due to trial period exceeded.
Am I missing something on how to apply the volume license?