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How to Upgrade from the Evaluation Version of Operations Manager

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

The System Center 2012 – Operations Manager evaluation version expires 180 days after you install it.

To upgrade from an evaluation version of Operations Manager to a licensed version, you must obtain a valid product key from Microsoft. For information about Operations Manager licensing, see System Center 2012 Licensing.

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To check whether Operations Manager is licensed, in Operations console, click Help, and then click About. The version is displayed.

To upgrade from the evaluation version of Operations Manager to a licensed version

  1. On a management server, click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft System Center 2012, click Operations Manager, and then click Operations Manager Command Shell.

  2. In the Operations Manager Command Shell, type the following command:

    Set-SCOMLicense <license_key>

  3. Restart the System Center Data Access Service. You can use the Microsoft Management Console to restart services.

  4. Restart the System Center Data Access Service on all management servers in the management group.

For more information about Set-SCOMLicense, type the following in the Operations Manager Command Shell:

get-help Set-SCOMLicense

For current information about your license, you can use the Get-SCOMLicense cmdlet. For more information, type the following in the Operations Manager Command Shell:

get-help Get-SCOMLicense

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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