While setting up a Sp 2013 farm we used a enterprise key by mistake. Now 3 weeks later we realised the goof up. Is it possible to downgrade from enterprise to standard. As creating new farm from scratch would put us in a tough situation with everything ready to go live.
As already mentioned by others, there is no supported way to downgrade from enterprise to standard edition.
SharePoint 2013 has a configuration option called "licensing". You can enable and disable license-depended features for a group of users.
- Enable licensing via PowerShell.
- Assign Standard-Licenses to all of your users (for example "Domain Users" group in ActiveDirectory).
- Do not assign an Enterprise-License.
I was downvoted for that idea in another post with no reason, but i still say it is a technical working solution. It is just important to get the OK from your licensing advocates.
As far as I know, short and simple:
Once you go Enterprise, you can't go back.
One thing I know is, that the issue is that the content database will have these Enterprise features 'baked in' and those can't be changed.
This is not supported per TechNet.