Server 2008 Enterprise to Server 2008 R2 Standard?

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  1. m0ck

    m0ck MDL Novice

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    Heyas

    At my TEST environment I have DC running Server 2008 and I would like to upgrade to 2008 R2.
    The current 2008 is Enterprise version which uses MAK key, and as I don't have MAK key for R2 yet, I thought I might install 2008 R2 Standard (because of the OEM SLP activation).
    The problem is that the installation doesn't allow "upgrade" from Enterprise versions to Standard versions.
    Is there a way to bypass that version check, or any way to "upgrade" Enterprise to Standard?
    Tried google, but haven't find anything...

    thanks in advance :)
     
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  2. Analyz3r

    Analyz3r MDL Junior Member

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    Unfortunately you can't do that, you can upgrade from standard to enterprise, but not backwards.
     
  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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  4. m0ck

    m0ck MDL Novice

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    Thank you sebus, I had that idea myself before I asked, just missed the EditionID value.

    The upgrade went surprisingly smooth, all roles and features left intact, everything works like it was before. :)
     
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  5. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    And here there is M$ saying that it can not be done....

    Thanks for reporting back

    sebus