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Upgrade from an Office SharePoint Server 2007 Standard CAL to an Enterprise CAL

Updated: March 5, 2009

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

Updated: 2009-03-05

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The same Setup program installs both the Standard and Enterprise versions of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. It is the product key that you enter when you run Setup that determines which set of features is available for use. If you installed Office SharePoint Server 2007 by using a Standard client access license (CAL), and are now converting your license type to the Enterprise CAL, you can enable and then push the Enterprise feature set to all sites in your server farm.

If you are unsure about upgrading and want to evaluate the different feature sets, we recommended that you configure a separate installation and deploy Office SharePoint Server 2007 Trial Version. To download the trial version, go to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Trial Version on the Microsoft download center (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83296&clcid=0x409). You can also try Office SharePoint Server 2007 online. For more information, see Try SharePoint on Microsoft.com (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83297&clcid=0x409).

View the list of features included in each license type

Features that are available with the Standard license type include:

  • Collaboration

  • Enterprise content management

  • Workflow

  • My Sites

  • Profiles and personalization

  • Enterprise search

Additional features that are available with the Enterprise license type include:

  • Business Data Catalog

  • Excel Services

  • Report Center

  • InfoPath Forms Services

  • Key Performance Indicator (KPI) and Filter Web Parts

Enable Enterprise features

You must enable Enterprise features for your server farm before you can enable them for sites on the farm. When you enable Enterprise features, a SharePoint Timer Service job is created to register the features on all servers in the server farm and make the features available in any new sites that are created. You need to perform this procedure only once for your server farm. After you have upgraded to the Enterprise version, you cannot return to use only the Standard version features.

Use the following procedure to enable Enterprise features.

Enable Enterprise features

  1. In Central Administration, on the top link bar, click Operations.

  2. In the Upgrade and Migration section, click Enable Enterprise Features.

  3. On the Enable Enterprise Features page, under Use these features, select Enterprise (Requires Enterprise client license).

  4. In the Enter Product Key box, type the Enterprise CAL product key.

ImportantImportant:

You cannot return to using the Standard version feature set after you have enabled the Enterprise version feature set. If you want to return to using only the Standard features, you must turn off Enterprise features on all sites by using the Enable Features on existing sites page. Alternatively, you can uninstall Office SharePoint Server 2007, reinstall it by using the Standard license type, create a new server farm, and then attach the content databases to the new farm.

Enable Enterprise features on existing sites

After you have enabled Enterprise features for your server farm, any new sites that you create will automatically have these features. However, existing sites do not get the Enterprise feature set until you perform the steps in the following procedure. You need to perform this procedure only once to update all sites in your server farm.

This procedure also uses a SharePoint Timer Service job and may take a long time to complete depending on the number of sites in your server farm.

Enable Enterprise features on existing sites

  1. In Central Administration, on the top link bar, click Operations.

  2. In the Upgrade and Migration section, click Enable features on existing sites. Step 1

  3. On the Enable Features on existing sites page, select the Enable all sites in this installation to use the following set of features check box, and then click OK.

Download this book

This topic is included in the following downloadable book for easier reading and printing:

See the full list of available books at Downloadable content for Office SharePoint Server 2007 .

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