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Just need to upgrade the version from Developer to Standard. Is it as simple as just entering in an Enterprise Key or do I need to re-install the SQL Instance ?

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How -- is this a side-by-side install, or overwrite the existing Developer install? What about the database(s)? – OMG Ponies Feb 24 '11 at 21:54
no side-by-side. Just need to up the version from Developer to an Enterprise version. It currently has a fresh install of Sharepoint connected to it. – tmercer Feb 24 '11 at 21:56

You will need to run the install to perform an upgrade, it's pretty simple however.

Edit since I apparently can't read and thought you were using express, there will be almost 0 feature changes made yet I'm pretty sure you still have to re-run the setup program to get the key in and allow it to make the necessary modifications.

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Ok. Considering this envirnoment is connected to a Sharepoint envirnoment, what impacts will it have on it if I re-run the Installation again ? – tmercer Feb 24 '11 at 21:55
Shouldn't have any effects, it only improves it (and the core features aren't really changing). – msarchet Feb 24 '11 at 21:58
What do you mean by "improves"? – John Sansom Feb 24 '11 at 22:16
@John Sansom it is just adding some things, like removing the max database size, allowed CPUs, etc... – msarchet Feb 24 '11 at 22:22
Are you sure about that? The Developer edition has more features than are available in the Standard Edition. – John Sansom Feb 25 '11 at 12:04

you can upgrade by just using a simple tool "Randolph" easy to use and it takes full responsibility for upgrade.It shifts the responsibility for versioning from the users to the software. Its light-weight, easy to use tool that runs in the background and keeps track of all your databases schema and data changes over time, and enables full review of databases' history, and full rollback to any point in time, as well as optionally push changes into existing systems. Also refer:

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