How to upgrade windows version 2k8

Windows Server 2008 introduces a new feature that allows us to upgrade the O/S version from Standard edition to Enterprise edition without the need to rebuild the O/S from scratch.

Insert the Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 Version to the Server DVD rom
In the installation wizard click Install now
Select if you want to check for updates before or not
Select the O/S version you want to upgrade to
Accept license
After reboot the will start, with the new version

How to upgrade a server running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard to either the Enterprise, or Datacenter editions online, without re-installing Windows.

D:\Users\Admin>DISM /Online /Get-CurrentEdition
Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Current edition is:
Current Edition : ServerEnterprise
The operation completed successfully.

D:\Users\Admin>DISM /online /Get-TargetEditions
Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Editions that can be upgraded to:
Target Edition : ServerDataCenter
The operation completed successfully.

D:\Users\Admin>DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerDataCenter /ProductKey:72kJ6-MPVHD-PK45X-K3x89-PCPX3

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Starting to update components…
Starting to install product Key…
Finished installing product key.
Removing packege Microsoft-Windows-ServerEnterpriseEdition~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.7601.17514
[===================100.0%=============]
Finished updating components.
Starting to apply edition-specific settings…
Finished applying edition-specific settings.
The operation completed successfully
Restart Windows to complete this operation
Do you want to restart the computer now? <Y/N> N

Refference
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http://richardstk.com/2012/04/10/in-place-upgrade-of-windows-server-2008-r2-standard-to-enterprise-or-datacenter-edition/
http://serverfault.com/questions/34846/in-place-upgrade-from-windows-server-standard-to-enterprise-or-datacenter
http://superuser.com/questions/414615/how-can-i-upgrade-from-windows-server-2008-r2-standard-to-enterprise-edition
http://blogs.technet.com/b/austria/archive/2011/04/12/how-to-upgrade-windows-server-2008-r2-standard-to-enterprise.aspx

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