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Using DISM to change Server 2008 R2 Standard to Enterprise Edition.


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#1 semipro1337

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 04:06 PM

Hello - sorry if this is something I should be finding in search, but I am not finding it. I have found posts regarding this error:

 

"C:\Users\Administrator>DISM /Online /Set-Edition:ServerEnterprise /ProductKey:*********************

 
Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.1.7600.16385
 
Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385
 
 
Error: 50
 
Setting an Edition is not supported with online images.
 
The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log"
 
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Here is the Current Edition info:
 
C:\Users\Administrator>DISM /online /Get-CurrentEdition
 
Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.1.7600.16385
 
Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385
 
Current edition is:
 
Current Edition : ServerStandard
 
The operation completed successfully.
 
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Here is the Target editions info
 
C:\Users\Administrator>DISM /online /Get-TargetEditions
 
Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.1.7600.16385
 
Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385
 
Editions that can be upgraded to:
 
Target Edition : ServerDataCenter
Target Edition : ServerEnterprise
 
The operation completed successfully.
 
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All posts I find say that if its a DC it needs to be demoted before doing this. This is not a DC it has only DHCP/DNS/HYPER-V roles installed and I am getting this error. We have 23 servers we purchased memory for, but with Standard edition being installed we can only use 32GB. All info I find online says I should be able to do this procedure to upgrade to the Enterprise edition.
 
 
Anyone have any ideas for me? The entire log is attached.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
 
 

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#2 Sneakycyber

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 08:44 PM

:welcome: To Bleepingcomputer semipro1337

 

The command is for offline servicing you can use that command but the Server needs to be offline or powered down. 

 

See Here and Here The proper way to do it See this technet article 


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#3 semipro1337

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 10:34 AM

Thanks Sneakycber - I did see those articles yesterday and was confused about taking them offline. These are physical servers we are trying to upgrade so maybe I am missing something in one of the steps. 

 

I dont have a .wim file to mount - so I was assuming the online method was my only chance at this. 

 

Would just installing the product key for the Enterprise edition do me any good? I am thinking it wouldnt even let me install that key unless DISM was ran first.

 

 

Thank you again.



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Posted 19 February 2016 - 08:05 PM

You don't need a .wim file you can point to offline image:C:\Windows or whatever drive letter the Windows partition is on.
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