Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SQL Server Product Key is not valid with SQL 2012 SP1 media

I just recently downloaded SQL Server 2012 with SP1 from MSDN and while attempting to upgrade an existing installation of SQL Server 2008 Express (with SP3), I received the following error message below:

I never received this error message from the original SQL Server 2012 Setup media, so I believed that there was some flaw with the MSDN media I downloaded or specifically the integrated SP1 media that Microsoft had provided.  However, I tried the same upgrade with the SQL Server 2012 RTM media as well which resulted in the same EXACT error message.  I have not been able to resolve it since and have reverted to using SQL Server 2008 R2 (with SP1) media instead to upgrade my SQL 2008 Express (with SP3) instance.

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