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  • Question

  • Where can I locate the expiry date for the 120 day evaluation version? I am on my 2nd week of evaluation.

    Oh.. yeah I did live'd(NOT Google'd) possible keyword combination to find this info.: -)
     
    Friday, January 9, 2009 6:17 AM

Answers

  • Logon locally to your server, click Start/Run, type winver and click OK.
    This dialog should show the expiration date, if I remember correctly.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    • Marked as answer by ShibuV Friday, January 9, 2009 7:27 PM
    Friday, January 9, 2009 10:01 AM
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  • I downloaded my eval version from connect and on the right hand corner this is what I see

    Windows Home Server
    Evaluation copy. Build 3790(Service Pack 2)

    when I type winver it shows me along with other stuff

    Evaluation copy. Expires 4/2/2009 12:44 PM

    so maybe you do have a full version!!!!!! Enjoy.
    Anything that doesnt have a self limiting factor is of the devil.
    • Marked as answer by ShibuV Friday, January 9, 2009 7:27 PM
    Friday, January 9, 2009 6:54 PM

All replies

  • Logon locally to your server, click Start/Run, type winver and click OK.
    This dialog should show the expiration date, if I remember correctly.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    • Marked as answer by ShibuV Friday, January 9, 2009 7:27 PM
    Friday, January 9, 2009 10:01 AM
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  • I tried it and also tried in the Resource tab in WHS console. I couldn't find any place where it says the expiration date. May be it is a full version? Got this new key from microsoft after a failed attempt to activate with the key which they send me earlier. May be I am lucky that they issued a full version key instead of 120 day evaluation key?

    But, how can I confirm this? Since anyway I do not want to wait for 120 days to know that I need to copy 1.5 TB data in 1 hour chunks!.
    Friday, January 9, 2009 4:08 PM
  • If you installed with a trial media, then a full version key will not work.
    Since I don't have a trial installed currently, I cannot validate, whay I wrote, but it is the case for the normal Windows Server 2003 OS.
    Can you confirm you logged in to the server locally and executed the command there?
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Friday, January 9, 2009 4:13 PM
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  • Yes, I have logged into the server and opened winver, it doesnt says anything about the expiration date or even evaluation.

    Thanks for your quick response.

    Friday, January 9, 2009 4:16 PM
  • Did you install WHS from an Action Pack subscription?
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Friday, January 9, 2009 4:24 PM
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  • No, I got it from Windows Connect.
    Friday, January 9, 2009 4:30 PM
  • If anybody have no idea, I will be doing a complete fresh install this evening. Even though it is a complete waste of time, it will help me make sure I am doing the right thing.

    Thanks
    Friday, January 9, 2009 5:32 PM
  • It shouldn't really be necessary. I don't have an eval server running at the moment, though, so I can't really tell you all the places you should be looking for an expiry date.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Friday, January 9, 2009 6:41 PM
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  • I downloaded my eval version from connect and on the right hand corner this is what I see

    Windows Home Server
    Evaluation copy. Build 3790(Service Pack 2)

    when I type winver it shows me along with other stuff

    Evaluation copy. Expires 4/2/2009 12:44 PM

    so maybe you do have a full version!!!!!! Enjoy.
    Anything that doesnt have a self limiting factor is of the devil.
    • Marked as answer by ShibuV Friday, January 9, 2009 7:27 PM
    Friday, January 9, 2009 6:54 PM
  • Thank You all, for posting helpful information.
    Friday, January 9, 2009 7:29 PM