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I have SQL Server 2008 Express Edition and I needed to upgraded to either Express Edition R2 or R2 Web edition.

So I ran the set up of R2 Web and go to the maintenance and select Edition Upgrade. Then I went thru the Wizard and inserted the key and Set up said the upgrade has completed.

But when I check in the Management Studio, it still shows as SQL Server 10.0.400.

So did it actually upgraded to R2 Web?

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You're just looking at the version number, which does not change via an edition upgrade.

In SQL Server Management Studio, the key you're looking for is "Product"

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Mine still shows as Express Edition –  Ye Myat Aung May 14 '12 at 4:23
    
@YeMyatAung - in that case, the answer to your question So did it actually upgraded to R2 Web? is "no" –  Mark Henderson May 14 '12 at 4:35
    
You might find the following question useful: serverfault.com/questions/304610/… - it turns out you cannot upgrade any edition to Web in-place. –  Mark Henderson May 14 '12 at 4:36
    
Ok. Another question is, can I install a separate Web edition and attach database later? –  Ye Myat Aung May 14 '12 at 4:36
    
@YeMyatAung - yes. You can install multiple copies of SQL Server side by side on Named Instances, and then move the database and update your connection strings. –  Mark Henderson May 14 '12 at 4:38
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