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Moving SCOM 2012 from (Eval) to (Retail)

I ran into an issue where I noticed the installed version of SCOM 2012 said it was an evaluation edition. This post will show how to move the SCOM 2012 install from evaluation to retail.

This can be accomplished through the following steps.

  1. First to find out how much time is left on the evaluation version open the Operations Manager Shell and run the following command:

Get-SCOMManagementGroup | ft skuforlicense, Version, timeofexpiration -a

  1. Open the Operations Manager PowerShell

Type in the following command: Set-SCOMLicense –ProductId <your product id: XXXXX-XXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX>.

Click “Y”

***Note*** I put this error in here in case you experience this. Make sure your account has rights to the registry. If you still receive the error there is a workaround below.


  1. A work around for this would be to Open the Windows PowerShell Command and run the following command:

Import-Module OperationsManager


The command will only take a few seconds to complete.

Finally restart the following services:

System Center Management

System Center Management Configuration

System Center Data Access Service

  1. Now open SCOM 2012 go to help and about. You should now see Retail.

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