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When the evaluation period for your SQL Server 2008 Evaluation edition expires, you will notice the following symptoms:
This article explains the procedure that you need to follow when you need to upgrade an expired installation of SQL Server 2008 Evaluation edition to a retail edition.
To upgrade the Evaluation Edition to an retail edition you can use the procedure documented in the following topic in Books Online:
Note: The above command line runs SQL Server setup in silent mode. For a complete list of options for running the setup from the command line, please refer to the following topic in SQL Server Books Online
For more information on the upgrade scenarios supported in SQL Server please refer to the following topic in SQL Server 2008 Books Online:
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Article ID: 2020443 - Last Review: August 21, 2010 - Revision: 7.0