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SQL 2008 Upgrade Standard to Enterprise: Fail

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 02, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
I'm trying to upgrade an existing SQL Server 2008 SP1 Standard Edition to Enterprise.  Running the enterprise edition maintenance->Upgrade Edition wizard first got me the dreaded "Invoke or BeginInvoke cannot be called on a control until the window handle has been created." Eventually, I found an entry on Connect that mentioned closing all other windows and ensuring that the installer has the focus and this got me past that error.  Now that I can run the edition upgrade through to successful completion, it's not actually doing anything. Edition still reports as "Standard" and enterprise features such as "Compress Backups" do not work. I've run the upgrade twice and restarted the system to no effect. Before I do a "Rip and Replace" does anyone have any ideas on how to actually get the edition upgrade to work? Steve G. OS:    Windows Server 2008 R2 DB:    Product: SQL Server Standard Edition (64-bit)   Version: 10.0.2531.0 P.S. Just in case someone asks, yes, I did follow the instructions located here.

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