Re: [RadiusNT] MS SQL 7 question

John Sulima ( )
Wed, 22 Aug 2001 14:42:59 -0400

At 02:38 PM 8/22/99 , you wrote:
>Hi all, just a quick question, I originally set up Emerald/RadiusNT with a
>120-day demo version of MS SQL server that I downloaded from MSDN. I have
>since purchased the full version of MSSQL after having evaluated and
>bought Emerald.
>My question is this: Do I have to uninstall the 120-day demo SQL 7 and
>lose the databases contained therein and reinstall with the full version
>of SQL 7, or is there a way to tell MSSQL that I have the full version
>now? I ran the install program from the CD, but it found nothing it needed
>to install, so i can't tell if it affected the one running or not. Is
>there a place in the one running to tell it I have the full version with
>the CD-key or something like that? If I indeed do have to
>uninstall/install, is there anyway to keep from losing the data I already have?
>Any comments/suggestions/pointers to documentation etc welcomed.

I'm afraid you can't install the full version over the demo version. I
suggest backing up your Emerald/RadiusNT databases to tape or another hard
drive on your network, uninstalling the demo version of SQL 7, installing
the full version, and importing the databases. .... a pain, I know.


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