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Upgrade Windows 2008 R2 Standard to Enterprise/DataCenter without Media

Posted by Brajesh Panda on April 5, 2012

Using Windows Edition-Servicing Command-Line Options We can upgrade Windows 2008 R2 Standard to Enterprise or higher (Lower to Higer) edition of the operating system without using Operating System Media.

Upgrade Scenario;

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard -> Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise -> Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Server Core -> Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Server Core -> Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Server Core

Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation -> Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

To determine the installed edition, run:

DISM /online /Get-CurrentEdition

To check the possible target editions, run:

DISM /online /Get-TargetEditions

To Start upgrade;

DISM /online /Set-Edition:<edition ID> /ProductKey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

Where XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX is the product key. If your environment use KMS server. You have to use KMS keys. You can find KMS keys from here;

Here is the screenshot for my lab server; upgrading to enterprise edition;

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