Upgrade from Team Foundation Server Trial Edition

To upgrade to the full edition of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server fromĀ Team Foundation Server Trial Edition, you must have a valid product key for Team Foundation Server. For more information about Team Foundation Server upgrades, see Team Foundation Server Upgrade Types.


During the upgrade, you must provide a product key. If you acquired Team Foundation Server through a volume licensing program, you can locate this key on your Volume License medium (CD, DVD, or .iso image). For more information, see Locate or Change the Product Key for Team Foundation Server. For additional assistance, you can contact support for Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). For more information, see the following Web page on the Microsoft Web site: Help and Support. You should also consider the licensing requirements for upgrading your edition. For more information about licensing, see the following page on the Microsoft Web site: Visual Studio 2010 Licensing White Paper.

Required Permissions

To perform these procedures, you must be a member of the Administrators security group on the application-tier server for Team FoundationĀ and a member of the Team Foundation Administrators group.

To upgrade from Team Foundation Server Trial Edition

See Also


Back Up the Reporting Services Encryption Key

Restore Data to the Same Location

How to: Upgrade from a Trial Edition of Visual Studio


Team Foundation Server Upgrade Types

Back Up Team Foundation Server

Scenario: Upgrading Team Foundation Server