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Upgrade from a SharePoint Server 2010 Standard CAL to an Enterprise CAL

Published: July 15, 2010

This article provides information and procedures on how to upgrade from a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Standard client access license (CAL) to an Enterprise CAL.

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Process overview

The same Setup program can install both the Standard and Enterprise editions of SharePoint Server 2010. 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 SharePoint Server 2010 by using a Standard CAL, and now want to convert the 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 recommend that you configure a separate installation and deploy SharePoint Server 2010 Trial Version. To download the trial version, see SharePoint Server 2010 Trial (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196695).

Before you perform the following procedures, confirm that you have purchased the Enterprise CAL.

View the list of features that are included in each license type

Features that are available with the Standard license type include the following:

  • Collaboration

  • Enterprise content management

  • Workflow

  • My Sites

  • Profiles and personalization

  • Enterprise search

  • Business Data Catalog

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

  • Access Services

  • Excel Services

  • Visio Services

  • Forms Services

  • PerformancePoint Services

For a complete list of the features that are available in the two CALs, see Compare SharePoint Editions (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196571).

Enable Enterprise features on existing sites

To convert the license type to the Enterprise CAL, you enable the Enterprise features on the SharePoint Central Administration Web site. Any new sites that you create will automatically have these features. However, existing sites do not receive the Enterprise feature set until you perform the steps to enable the features on existing sites. You have to perform these procedures only one time to update all sites in the server farm.

This procedure uses a SharePoint 2010 Timer service and may take a long time to complete, depending on the number of sites in the server farm.

To enable Enterprise features for the server farm

  1. Verify that you have the following administrative credentials:

    • To enable enterprise features, you must be a member of the Farm Administrators group on the computer that is running Central Administration.

  2. On the Central Administration Web site, click Upgrade and Migration.

  3. In the Upgrade and Patch Management section, click Enable Enterprise Features.

  4. Enter the product key, and then click OK.

After you have enabled the features for the farm, you can enable the features on existing sites in the farm.

To enable Enterprise features on existing sites by using Central Administration

  1. Verify that you have the following administrative credentials:

    • To enable enterprise features on existing sites, you must be a member of the Farm Administrators group on the computer that is running Central Administration.

  2. On the Central Administration Web site, click Upgrade and Migration.

  3. In the Upgrade and Patch Management section, click Enable Features on Existing Sites.

  4. 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.

To enable Enterprise features on existing sites by using Windows PowerShell

  1. Verify that you meet the following minimum requirements: See Add-SPShellAdmin.

  2. On the Start menu, click All Programs.

  3. Click Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products.

  4. Click SharePoint 2010 Management Shell.

  5. At the Windows PowerShell command prompt, type the following command:

    Enable-SPFeature [-Identity] <FeatureID> [-URL] <site URL>
    

    Where:

    • <Identity> specifies the name of the feature or GUID to install.

    • <URL> specifies the URL of the Web application, site collection, or Web site for which the feature is being activated.

    Example

    Enable-SPFeature -Identity MyCustom -URL http://somesite
    

For more information, see Enable-SPFeature.

note Note:

We recommend that you use Windows PowerShell when performing command-line administrative tasks. The Stsadm command-line tool has been deprecated, but is included to support compatibility with previous product versions.

Verification

Use the following procedure to verify that the enterprise features have been enabled on existing sites.

To verify that enterprise features are enabled on existing sites

  1. Verify that you have the following administrative credentials:

    • To verify that enterprise features are enabled on existing sites, you must be a member of the Farm Administrators SharePoint group on the computer that is running Central Administration.

  2. On the site collection Web site, on the Site Actions menu, click Site Settings.

  3. On the Site Settings page, in the Site Administration section, click Site features.

    In the Status column for SharePoint Server Enterprise Site features, ensure that Active appears.

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