Upgrading Dynamics CRM 2011 product key from trial to retail


  • Hello,

    Hopefully this is a straightforward question:

    I am looking to develop a proof of concept with the Dynamics CRM 2011 that can be downloaded form 

    It is a quite straightforward installation. Mostly out-of-the-box features with a couple of custom fields added in one or two entities.

    What I am wondering is how would I be able to upgrade this system to a production environment using our own product key, once we get it:


    1. In-place upgrade?
    2. Changing the key in the registry somehow?
    3. Exporting/importing the customisation?
    4. A new install pointing which I point to my current database?
    5. Something else that escapes my mind?

    Thanks in advance for the help!



    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 2:26 PM


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