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SharePoint 2010 License Upgrade


You have SharePoint 2010 Server Standard installed, but have got Enterprise license and need to upgrade license type of the SharePoint 2010 Server.

Sometimes if you go to Central Administration -> Upgrade and Migration -> Convert License Type, you might see that you can't type your Enterprise license key into the textbox and there is no option to convert your license:

Some people suggest that this is because you have the Enterprise license key already entered and you don't need to upgrade. This is not true. There is just a different routine to upgrade.


1. Go to Central Administration -> Upgrade and Migration -> Enable Enterprise Features:

2. For the Select Feature Set option choose Enterprise and type in the Enterprise key into the Product Key textbox that will appear. Then click OK:

3. After some time you will see the message that SharePoint Server Standard has been successfully upgraded to Enterprise. Click OK:

4. Select Enable all sites in this installation to use the following set of features and click OK:

5. Then you will see the progress screen and finally the message that it has been completed successfully:

Enjoy :)


  1. Thanks neliven!
    Yes, there are some confusing areas in SharePoint 2010. :)

  2. I've other issue. What if I've Sharepoint 2007 Enterprise at Windows 2003 Server, and now bought windwos 2008 Server and need to isntall Sharepoint 2010 Enterprise. Do I need buy new license in normal costs? Or there is any migration license or something like this?

    Best regards,

  3. Hi Marcin,
    I am not a specialist in licensing and you should contact Microsoft about it, but as far as I understand there is no "migration" license. You will need SharePoint 2010 Enterprise license and CAL for every internal user in order to use Enterprise features of SharePoint 2010.
    Best wishes,

  4. That's I thought. Thx :)
    Good Day

  5. I have follow your point but still i am getting the error as below.

    The trial period for this product has expired.


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