Upgrading Evaluation Versions of OpsMgr 2007 to Fully Licensed Version

Upgrading Evaluation Versions of OpsMgr 2007 to Fully Licensed Version

  • Comments 2
  • Likes

Our evaluation upgrade strategy has changed from the RTM version of OpsMgr 2007 to the SP1 version. So in today blogs I wanted to share the various evaluation upgrade strategies customers have.

General note for all upgrades: When you upgrade any evaluation version (180days) of OpsMgr 2007 to a fully licensed version users will never lose any exiting data, functionality and they can use all their custom or modified management packs. When we run the license upgrade all we are doing is updating a particular database entry which is encrypted that modifies the license version and stops spamming users with alerts that their license has expired.

Scenario A: I have OpsMgr 2007 Evaluation and want to upgrade fully licensed OpsMgr 2007

Customers will need to get the Licensed (Select) CD image from the Microsoft Volume Licensing site and just run the Licensing Wizard MSI tool that can be found under the setup folder.

Scenario B: I have Desktop Error Monitoring (DEM) that came with Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) and want to upgrade fully licensed OpsMgr 2007 version.

Users just need to run Licensing Wizard MSI tool that can be found under the setup folder of the licensed version of OpsMgr 2007.

Scenario C: I have OpsMgr 2007 SP1 Release Candidate (RC) Evaluation that came with Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) and want to upgrade fully licensed OpsMgr 2007 version.

Customers will need to get the Licensed Service Pack 1 (Select) CD image from the Microsoft Volume Licensing site and just run the OMSetup.exe which will automatically upgrade license version to Full OpsMgr 2007 SP1 version.

Scenario D: I have OpsMgr 2007 SP1 RTM Evaluation and want to upgrade fully licensed OpsMgr 2007 SP1 RTM version.

Customers will need to get the Licensed Service Pack 1 (Select) CD image from the Microsoft Volume Licensing site and just run the OMSetup.exe which will automatically upgrade license version to Full OpsMgr 2007 SP1 version.

Scenario E: I have Desktop Error Monitoring (DEM) that came with Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) and want to upgrade fully licensed OpsMgr 2007 Service Pack 1 version.

Users will first need to run the DEM Service Pack 1 upgrade package which is found on the download center which will make their install DEM with SP1. Then if they want to upgrade it to a fully licensed version of OpsMgr 2007 SP1 all they need to do is download the Licensed Service Pack 1 (Select) CD image from the Microsoft Volume Licensing site and just run the OMSetup.exe which will automatically upgrade license version to Full OpsMgr 2007 SP1 version.

How do I know when my license will expire?

OpsMgr 2007 will drop alerts in the Operations Console (2 weeks, 1 week, 48 hours, 24 hours and 1 hours) before the evaluation is about to expire.

Your comment has been posted.   Close
Thank you, your comment requires moderation so it may take a while to appear.   Close
Leave a Comment
  • Does this mean I can't evaluate SCOM SP1 RTM first, and then transfer my existing permanent license from SCOM RTM? Scenario D says I have to get licensed SP1 CD image.

    Yes, I mean not doing SP1 upgrade on existing one -- that failed.

  • Yesterday, the OpsMgr 2007 R2 finally hits RTM, you can download the evaluation copy here . The production