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Change License from Standard Demo to Community?

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  1. Phil C
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    Hi, i have your ASP.NET control licence for other projs but not Sitefinity yet as need to build a demo/base sites first before committing clients. So i use the Standard edition for local dev in order to check out the workflow options so I can recommend them for upgrade etc.

    However I upload the site to the webserver (which does not have the demo standard version installed - it just runs them as site files) which then thinks its the demo standard version so gives the intermittant blank page warning, which is understandable, but I want it to run as community (including the Powered By logo etc) not as standard. I'm missing something here but FAQs only detail moving from community to standard, not the other way around. What's the best way to sort this?

    Cheers, Phil
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi Phil C,

    Thank you for using our services.

    You can access the standard edition without getting a trial message in the following cases

    1. By IP address - which your web server should have.
    2. From localhost. - on development server.

    We have standard edition and community edition. Moving form Standard edition to Community, will disable the workflow feature. The Community edition does not support workflow. The process of migration requires patching your standard edition with patch for Community edition with the same version. Here is a link to our Upgrade instructions ( the procedure that you should follow is the same - merge web.configs, replace the bin folder etc). Just to let you know we have not performed tests on projects that have been migrated from Standard to Community edition.

    If you need further assistance, let us know.

    Sincerely yours,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  3. Phil C
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    Thanks Ivan. This sounds like unsupported hassle then.

    As many of us are the developers trying to sell (or buy) your product to multiple customers (who may start off with Community edition), are you saying that you prefer the support situation of having a Standard and a Community edition installed side by side? That means having to keep upgrading both with latest version of controls etc (another subject, will raise, as replacing the Web.UI dlls straight and removing the Version= from web.config initially breaks the CMS) but hopefully not too much time wasted. Just want to know the best way to handle this important requirement, your continued honest advice is much appreciated, Phil.
  4. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello Phil C,


    As many of us are the developers trying to sell (or buy) your product to multiple customers (who may start off with Community edition), are you saying that you prefer the support situation of having a Standard and a Community edition installed side by side?

    As I see it your initial request was - changing the license from Standard to community(Change License from Standard Demo to Community?), not from community to standard. I did not say anything about preferable support. Of course upgrading from Community to Standard is expected behavior and it is fully supported and tested by our QA. Due to excluded methods and control constraints, you need to upgrade the project with a patch. Generally there are changes in some of the templates as well. Since we use embedded templates there will be no problem regarding these changes. The web.config file has to be merged due to missing workflow sections and attributes.

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  5. Phil C
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    My query is the same continuation of the initial one Ivan and I have not said I want to upgrade Community to Standard which is obviously a standard procedure.

    My point is that developers need to provide a mix of Standard and free Community sites - so is there an easy way to develope with the Standard (workflow etc) but make them licensed for free Community where necessary (for demos, starter sites etc)?

    It would appear I need to have both installations though as there is no quick migration (ie. 1 or 2 mods) from a Standard-developed site to a free Community one (I can't afford to spend time on unnecessary fiddling and thought the two could be combined if just a licence key change was required - which would have been useful).

    Thanks for your help.
  6. Lidiya
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    Hi Phil C,

    Due to the functionality differences between the Standard and Community editions, we do not recommend using a trial version (which is fully-featured) for development and a Community version for the live website. Switching from trial to Community edition is not an easy task. It is especially challenging when you have taken advantage of the unique features of the fully-featured version, such as permissions, workflow, versioning, multi-lingual support.

    We recommend using the trial version only for clients who will be purchasing Sitefinity Standard Edition. For clients who will not be using permissions, workflow, versioning and multi-lingual support, please use the Community version.

    We invite you to review the Sitefinity editions comparison table at:
    http://www.sitefinity.com/asp-net-cms-features/compare-editions.aspx

    The Sitefinity Community Edition is free of charge and works without license keys, while the fully-featured version requires a license key and costs $899 per domain.

    I hope the provided information was helpful. Let us know if we can assist you further.

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  7. Phil C
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    Thanks for the conf Lidiya. I (kind of) got that impression from Ivan and have now moved to running both versions.

    Have also successfully restored the demo Standard Site DB into a new Community Site DB, works nicely (for anyone wondering) so that's the best way to switch back I can see. Well done for keeping the DB's compatible - a lifesaver!

    Cheers all, Phil.
  8. Courtney Trudeau
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    Hi Phil and telerik,

    You said you have successfully changed from the "Trail" version to the Community edition. I am in the process of doing the same for my client. Couple of questions though. They have an older version (1.0.6).   I have merged the web.config files. But so it says to "then copy all the unzipped folders and files in the project folder" - but  in doing this it replaces all the old files we currently have in there - is that neccessary as it appears like a lot/ if not all of the files are the same which is why that confused me. So it seems its just a matter of changing the web.config and deleting the old services assemblies... Its just a little unclear to me as the instructions on this site here are for the upgrade.. and not for the switching over so want to ensure I am doing it correctly. This was strictly my client's error as when they went to download this they downloaded the Trail verison when they meant to download the community. Thanks for your help.

    Courtney
  9. Phil C
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    Hi Courtney, just a quick note if you are in a hurry - this thread confirmed that it is not worth the hassle to update files to changeover site editions (which is fair enough and hence your problems) but my restoring the trial database into a completely new community site worked fine, so is much safer and cleaner. You have a very old version too, which adds to the complication - it may stop the DB restore method working but if it does work, you'll have a clean updated community site. Try it and let us know.

    Otherwise telerik can advise on upgrading the DB objects (there may be a script for it) after which you can restore the DB into a new clean up-to-date community site.

    Phil
  10. Courtney Trudeau
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    Thanks Phil. I am going to try that and keep it simple..Appreciate the feedback.
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