Fresh Server 2016/SC 2016 DPM Evaluation VHD and DPM cannot start RRS feed

  • Question

  • I stood up an evaluation VHD of Server 2016 / SC 2016 DPM (from https:// www. microsoft. com/ en-us/ download/ details.aspx?id=54508) and when running the mini-setup of DPM the services do not start and the event viewer shows an error 17051 - SQL Server evaluation period has expired. I started over from scratch and got the same error again. The O/S says 180 days remaining... is this a problem with the evaluation VHD or something else?
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 4:03 PM

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  • Hi John from VT,

    >>SQL Server evaluation period has expired.

    From a SQL Server guy’s perspective, there is not much we can do. When evaluation period has expired, the only option left is to upgrade to a paid version of SQL Server, or you just re-build the system from scratch.

    If you think there’s something wrong with the VHD, I’d suggest you post it in DPM forum for better response.

    If you have any other questions, please let me know.


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    Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:09 AM