Upgrade from SQL Server 2014 Express to Standard Edition

This article will describe the steps to upgrade a SQL Server 2014 Express to Standard. Since the release of 2008 R2 it is quite simplified to do this kind of edition upgrades and it is almost the same for every version after 2008 R2. Before that version, you needed to start the setup with “SKUUPGRADE=1”, the command in older versions is: setup.exe SKUUPGRADE=1 Here I’ll show the steps to perform an edition upgrade from SQL Server 2014 Express to Standard. First start the SQL Server 2014 installer, click on the maintenance tab and…

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