SQL Server 2005 Installation with vendor provided License


We have our SQL Server 2005 installation setup with Pre-pidded product key.

An application has been purchased along with SQL Server 2005 with 5 CALs and we got the Product / License key from the Vendor.

But how do I change the product key whilst installing the SQL server with the Vendor provided product key? (Using our pre-pidded setup file, since the License if embedded with the ISO, the product is being taken automatically)

Guidance in this regard is very much appreciated...

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asked Jul 04, 2012 at 09:34 AM in Default

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If you have a pre-pidded installation you have a few different options

  1. Edit/swap out the DefaultSetup.ini file in the installation source folder. This can be found by going to the root folder of the SQL Server installation (or on the DVD), then into either the x64 or x86 folder. The DefaultSetup.ini normally has only the PID in it, change that to what the vendor supplied.

  2. Run setup.exe from the command line and supply the PID as a command switch: setup.exe /PID=1234567890

  3. Create a complete configuration file and use that when installing (if you have a matching installation already done, go to the install location and take the ConfigurationFile as a template to help you)

    e.g. C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft SQL Server\\100\\Setup Bootstrap\\Log\\20120704_120700\\ConfigurationFile.ini

    These configuration files are always created when you install sql server and save all the options you chose (except the passwords) and can be easily used to automate installations. You can take one of these successful installation configurations and just modify it to fit your needs (including the PID).

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answered Jul 04, 2012 at 10:10 AM

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  • Excellent information

Jul 04, 2012 at 11:24 AM Kev Riley ♦♦
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