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    Unanswered: Registering/licensing DEMO SQLserver....

    Hello,

    I am new to SQLserver and have installed the DEMO version of SQLserver 2000 on my system. I got it up and running and verified that it was working properly.

    I then purchased two CPU's of the standard edition for my system. The software has arrived, but all that arrived are the CD's. I see no key, nor do I see a way to provide a key even if I had one.

    I do not know how to proceeed and need help to figure out how to obtain a key or how to enter it if I ever obtain one.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!!!!!

    Thanks,

    James

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    Actually, your CD's are supposed to be accompanied by invoice where corresponding keys are clearly printed out. If this is not the case you fell victim to some SW scam.

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    Ask the vendor for such keys, in general MS software CDs comes with CD key printed on the CD or a paper attached to the CD cover.
    --Satya SKJ
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    No such keys on the CD or paper. We are trying to get paperwork for the licenses. When I do get it how do I put them in? I saw no place to put a license in the system. I looked at length, but it obviously means I was not looking in the right place!

    Anyone know how to put the key into the system?

    James

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    look in adminstrative tools
    open licensing
    you can add\update your lic there

    when you say DEMO version of SQL Server, what do you mean?
    Last edited by Ruprect; 03-30-04 at 14:38.

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    I take it DEMO means eval version, and Licensing service in Control Panel has nothing to do with Product Key, BTW.

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    i didnt think that he was talking about a product key
    he mentions


    No such keys on the CD or paper. We are trying to get paperwork for the licenses. When I do get it how do I put them in? I saw no place to put a license in the system. I looked at length, but it obviously means I was not looking in the right place!

    Anyone know how to put the key into the system?
    i assume he is discussing lics and then he mentions keys!!!????

    i'm linguistically hogtied.

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    I think it is I that is not making myself clear due to the fact that I really do not know. I have never done this before, and I am sure it is a very simple question.

    We have ordered two CPU licenses for SQL Server and I have not seen anything that looks like a "key" that I would normally associate as a Microsoft license key. Hence, I think we need the paperwork that goes with the licenses from my vendor as the others have mentioned. I am awaiting that now (I hope).

    I think the issues came when I asked how to register (license) the product once I get the license keys. I have found no way to actually put those ubiquitous Microsoft keys in (that I am not in possession of at this time) to any software.

    To an old unix person it is a mystery.

    Thanks again for putting up with my silliness.

    James

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    Oh, so you're saying that throughout the installation process you did not have to nor were you asked to enter the Product Key?

    Can you send me this CD?

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    Are those by any chance "SELECT" CD's? If you work for a corporation with volume licensing, your company may get CDs with their registration number "burned in", and pay for licenses based on inventory rather than buying them at retail.

    -PatP

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    Yup, that's what it sounds like...unless it's an eval, 90 or 120-day.

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    I initially loaded the evaluation version that I downloaded off the web. I was calling this the DEMO version in earlier emails, sorry for that mixup.

    I was also told that it was a full copy and all I needed to do was apply my licenses when they arrived. That is where the problem is, both not having the license keys, nor knowing how or being able to find out how to apply them when they do arrive.

    I am handling getting the keys, but need to know how to apply them when they come.

    James

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    So, do you have a CD?

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    I do now, but I do not see anything that looks like a Microsoft key anywhere on them. Nor did the paperwork have anything like that.

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    Did you buy these CDs from a vendor, or requisition them from some kind of "IT Central" within your organization?

    -PatP

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