Fix: “The license code entered is not valid for upgrade” when you try to upgrade a license key in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Deployment Manager

This article may interest you, if when you try to upgrade a license key in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Deployment Manager and you receive the following error message:

Error message: The license code entered is not valid for upgrade. Make sure you have entered the license code correctly, and then try again.

You may receive this error message if when one of the following conditions is true:
– You have installed Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 by using an Enterprise trial license, and you try to upgrade to a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Workgroup license or to a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Professional license.

– You have installed Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 by using a Professional trial license, and you try to upgrade to a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Workgroup license.

– You have installed Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 by using a 30 day trial license, and you try to upgrade to a Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) license.

– You have installed Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 by using a 30 day trial license, and you try to upgrade to a Business Ready License (BRL).

To work around this issue as outlined in Microsoft KB947272, install a new Microsoft CRM 4.0 deployment by using the new license key, create a new organization, and then import the organization from the existing installation.

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