Licensing Issues with the MAP Toolkit
Today, I ran the MAP toolkit (Microsoft Assessment and Planning) to identify our licensing structure and found an unwelcome surprise. The four new cluster nodes I installed earlier this year showed up as developer edition and not enterprise edition. Our administrator who handles the license keys, contracts, and downloads from MS gave me the license key and the ISO. When I pointed it out today, she said there was no key for an enterprise installation. That means she gave me the wrong ISO and/or she did not know it did not require a key back ten months ago. The point of this blog is not to assess blame. But to point out a pitfall in your installation through my lesson learned.
Now the real question is how do I fix it? A friend told me that I could change a registry key, but some others have indicated that I need to do an in-place upgrade. I will keep you posted. Enjoy!
Posted on December 12, 2012, in Lessons Learned and tagged Installation, Maintenance, MAP Toolkit, SQL Server 2008. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
Registry hack is not supported. You must do the upgrade if you want to be a supported installation.
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