Regarding SQL Server Enterprise free trail

Copper Contributor

Hi all, I installed SQL Server 2022 Enterprise Edition, and my 180 days free trail is completed. I also checked the Event Viewer and I got "SQL Server evaluation period has expired.". 


Now I can't even open the SQL Server in SSMS. I lost my all my databases and configuration to informatica.


So need solution to get my databases and my configurations.


What are the possible solutions?



Mouli S

1 Reply
if your trial has expired you can do "Edition Upgrade" from the sql setup and enter the correct product key. that will start the services and you will be able to connect to the sql instance. (remember you need a valid PK). here some links that could help