Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one tells you how to update or add the product key in System Center 2012 Operations Manager:
After you installing System Center 2012 Operations Manager, you may look at Help -> About and see (Eval) after the Version info.This article describes how to add a Product Key to the Eval edition of System Center Operations Manager 2012.
To set the product key, use the Set-SCOMLicense cmdlet in PowerShell. To use the Set-SCOMLicense cmdlet you need to use elevated permissions. (Run as Administrator).
1. Open PowerShell as and Administrator 2. Load the OperationsManager Module (import-module operationsmanager) 3. Connect to your ManagementGroup (New-SCOMManagementGroupConnection) 4. Use Set-SCOMLicense “yourlicensekey“ 5. To check if changes were executed run Get-SCOMManagementGroup | ft skuforlicense, version, timeofexpiration –a
For more information on the Set-SCOMLicense cmdlet see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh920237.aspx
For the most current version of this article please see the following:
2699998 : How to add a product key to an eval version of System Center 2012 Operations Manager
J.C. Hornbeck | System Center & Security Knowledge Engineer
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Good article but shame there isn't a one stop post on how to do this for all of SC2012 /R2 and why can't we do this for DPM and why isn't this consistent across the one product - Powershell rules!