OCS 2007 Trial version to full version RRS feed

  • Question

  • hello,


    Please assist me responding to this customer query.



    "On of our server we are using OCS 2007 Trial version but it expires. Now we want to upgrade
    this server to OCS 2007 production version(License) without distroy the existing seeting.

    The customer wants to purchase OCS 2007 and convert it

    How it could be possible? If there is any way please provide me the step by step documents."

    Thanks ahead,
    Tuesday, October 9, 2007 10:53 AM


All replies

  • Here is the official Evaluation to Full Upgrade online documentation:



    Saturday, November 17, 2007 3:01 PM
  • Hi, We have an installed version of the Trial OCS 2007 software which has jut unexpected expired. We are actually licensed for a full MSDN version through our Gold Partner status. How do we upgrade from the trial version to our MSDN version without losing the exisiting settings. The offficial document says you can't go from a trial version to MSDN version.

    Tuesday, February 12, 2008 10:58 PM

    did you get an answer to this??
    Wednesday, August 27, 2008 12:05 PM
  • Yes we ended up removing the actual program but left behind the configuration. When we then installed the new MSDN licensed software it worked out that we had an install currently in progress and just installed the apps.


    Seemed to work fine even though the doco at the time suggested it couldn't be done this way.


    Thanks for following up

    Wednesday, August 27, 2008 1:08 PM
  • So do you know if the MSDN time or feature limited in anyway?



    Thursday, August 28, 2008 10:07 AM
  • All seems fine. Not sure if we get a different version through MSDN as we are  Gold Partner.


    Hope this helps.

    Friday, August 29, 2008 12:20 AM
  • is there any way to tell the number of days left for the evaluation before it expires?


    when it does expires, would the OCS services be unavailable to start or some other restriction?




    Tuesday, October 21, 2008 10:13 AM
  • The trial version operates for 180 days, so you could check the original creation date on the Program Files directory where OCS is installed, or (if your System Event Log goes back far enough) look for the first instance of the OCS services starting to estimate you trial's expiration date.
    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Saturday, December 13, 2008 3:16 PM