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Evaluation Expired unable to use Management Studio
2/18/2009 1:25:03 AM
User(s) can reproduce this bug
Having run the Edition Upgrade process on RTM Evaluation Instances. I am unable to upgrade the SSMS, the SQL Server Engine upgrades but I am unable to get the management studio to work.
SQL Server 2008 - Enterprise Edition
Windows 2003 Enterprise
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Steps to Reproduce
Start with an Enterprise Evaluation version of SQL Server which has expired. This also means the SQL Server Service has stopped due to expiration.
Run the Edition Upgrade Process and point it at non Evaluation binaries for installation.
The process completes successfully and it is possible to Start the SQL Server Service.
It is not possible to start the SQL Server Management Studio. A popup stating the evaluation version has expired.
To be able to use Management Studio.
I am having this issue against many Installations and have tried various things. Please find attached one of the failed installation logs.
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on 1/31/2012 at 2:44 PM
Thanks James for verifying the workaround. We will consider making a fix for this in a future release.
[SQL Server Team]
James Snape _BNPP_
on 11/11/2010 at 5:50 AM
This repros on SQL 2008 R2 (and the workaround is fine too).
on 4/2/2009 at 2:46 PM
I had this issue on my laptop where I had SQL 2008 Express installed. I also had the full version of SSMS installed, since I attach to our server running MSSQL 2008 Standard. We upgraded the server to the from the trial to full standard version, but I couldn't update the tools installed on my laptop. The above solution didn't work for me. There was a problem with the checksum one of the registry keys. Running the following registry patch fixed the problem.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\ClientSetup]
"SQLBinRoot"="C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft SQL Server\\100\\Shared\\"
"SQLPath"="C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft SQL Server\\100\\Tools"
"SqlToolsPath"="C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft SQL Server\\100\\Tools\\Binn\\VSShell\\Common7\\IDE\\"
"Path"="C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft SQL Server\\100\\Tools\\Binn\\"
"VSToolsPath"="C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\\Common7\\IDE\\PrivateAssemblies\\"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\ClientSetup\CurrentVersion]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\ClientSetup\SQLCEBinRoot]
"3.5"="C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition\\v3.5\\Tools\\"
on 2/20/2009 at 12:31 PM
See the following blog post that shows exactly how this can be fixed. I tested this on a VPC to validate and test the solution to the problem:
on 2/20/2009 at 9:08 AM
I've closed this bug duplicate of a known issue. This issue will be fixed in our Katmai SP1. Until then to work around the issue you can update the CommonFiles Registry Value to 3 in the HKLM\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\100\ConfigurationState Registry Hive.
on 2/20/2009 at 6:07 AM
See the work arounds for how to get around this issue. You can make a single registry change to get the upgrade installed.
on 2/19/2009 at 11:53 AM
Yep, same issue. BIDS opens fine, but Management Studio displaying "Evaluation period has expired" although this was upgraded to the Enterprise Edition prior to expiration. OS: Windows 2003 EE SP2. Running on VM.
on 2/19/2009 at 5:32 AM
Same Message after Edition Upgrade to Standard from expired Trial (Windows XP). Reinstallation from DVD does not helped.
on 2/19/2009 at 2:52 AM
Have the same issue in a customers environment after Edition Upgrade to Standard from Trial. Only difference is they run Server 2008 Standard x64. TRied reinstalling Mgmt Studio from scratch without result.
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on 10/10/2012 at 4:18 AM
This issue is still affecting SQL Server 2012. The procedure works for RTM. However, in a multiple instance environment, selecting the option to update "only shared components" also works. (And might save some time)
Tested in an environment with multiple instances of SQL Server 2008 , R2 and 2012 side by side.
on 2/20/2009 at 6:06 AM
There is an issue where Edition Upgrade does not work for SSMS.
To workaround for this issue set CommonFiles registry value to 3 in HKLM\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\100\ConfigurationState and run Edition upgrade again.
on 2/19/2009 at 6:50 AM
Reinstallation after _complete_ removing with manual deleting subfolder "Microsoft Sql Server\100" and registry entries "Microsoft Sql Server\100.." worked for me.
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