How to upgrade SCCM CB evaluation version to a licensed version? We will see how to convert SCCM/ConfigMgr current branch evaluation version to the full version via video tutorial embedded below in this post. This activity should be performed using the application shortcut which is already available on Primary or CAS server called “Configuration Manager Setup“. I’m using SCCM Current Branch (CB) 1606 CAS server to perform this activity. We have to covert all the site servers (CAS, Child Primaries and Stand-alone primary servers) using the same method. Before performing this site maintenance activity via Configuration Manager setup, you have to make sure whether you have valid 25 character product key from Volume Licensing or MSDN !
You can verify the SCCM CB 1606 Eval version to Full version upgrade process via the log file called ConfigMgrSetup.log. Following are some of the snippets from the log file :-
INFO: IsProductKeyValid, Dll path:C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT CONFIGURATION MANAGER\BIN\X64\PidGenX.dll. Configuration Manager Setup 18-08-2016 06:11:28 3812 (0x0EE4) INFO: PidGenX confirmed that the product key is valid. Configuration Manager Setup 18-08-2016 06:11:31 3812 (0x0EE4) INFO: Specified product key is for VL. Configuration Manager Setup 18-08-2016 06:11:31 3812 (0x0EE4) INFO: Successfully Converted from Evaluation to Full Product Version. Configuration Manager Setup 18-08-2016 06:12:03 1564 (0x061C)