This is a question about sql server 2019 Enterprise Evaluation Edition.

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1. I understand that the trial version lasts 180 days. What happens after it expires? Can’t I use it at all??

I searched on the internet and it said that it will shut down within 1 hour when you turn it on. Is this correct?

2. I am using SQL server 2019 Enterprise Evaluation Edition, but the expiration date is not long. What I have is a standard license. Can I enter the standard key?

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Hello
After 180 days trial end , sql server service won't run and you can't use it, but if you have a product key you can do an Edition Upgrade and keep it using it. Follow this link that explains how to perform Edition Upgrade Process

https://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertip/7794/upgrade-sql-server-from-evaluation-edition-to-standard-o....

Regards
Javier

@jykim35 


but the expiration date is not long.

180 days = 6 month isn't long for you?

With a valid product key you can perform an Edition Upgrade, see

Upgrade to a different edition of SQL Server - SQL Server | Microsoft Learn

@Javier Villegas 

 

Thank you so much. Have a good day.

Thank you so much. Have a good day!!