There might be a scenario where you would like to change your License of Team Foundation Server 2010 from Team Foundation Server 2010 Volume License to Trial edition for example.

A typical example would be that you want to move your existing Team Foundation Server 2010 Volume License to a high end server and would want to install Team Foundation Server 2010 Trial for your testing on the existing server.

Downgrading Team Foundation Server 2010 license is not possible. Even if you uninstall TFS 2010 Volume License edition and installs TFS 2010 Trial edition it would still work as Volume License. This is a limitation with the current License infrastructure.

The only workaround is to install a fresh OS and then install TFS 2010 Trial edition.

You can verify your current license by using the following command "TFSConfig License".

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Author: Romit

Reviewed by: Wendell Phillips & George Archer