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  • I am confused about the expiry date of the 120 day evaluation copy I have installed.

    Version information is;

    Windows Home Server Console: 6.0.1800.0
    Windows Home Server Backup & Restore: 6.0.1800.36
    Windows Home Server Drive Extender: 6.0.1800.24
    Windows Home Server Remote Access: 6.0.1800.0
    Windows Home Server Storage Manager: 6.0.1800.24

    I logged on the server, ran winver and the expiry date is shown as 5/05/2009. But the date shown in the Console is 3/07/2009.

    Which date is the actual expiry date?

    Given that my location is in Australia, what format is the expiry date in?
    d/mm//yyyy
    or
    m/dd/yyyy

    If the format is m/dd/yyyy, I have not recieved any warning that the copy will expiry on 7 March 2009.


    Thanks









    Sunday, March 1, 2009 11:27 PM

Answers

  • Hartleyts18 said:

    11/7/08 = 7 Nov 2008

    3/7/09 - I take that to mean 7 March 2009 (US date format) not 3 July 2009 (Australian date format). If this is the case (7 Mar 2007) I should have received a warning about the expiry date by now.

    The first event shown in the event log for WHS is "log started 4/01/2009" which I read as 4 Jan 2009. Add 120 days (about 4 months) the expiry date should be 4 May 2009 (4/05/2009 Australian date format) or 5/04/2009 US date format).  Winver shows 5/05/2009 - close enough to the Australian date format.

    Interesting.  I know that it used to show 180 days (but it was wrong).  Did you install WHS on Jan 4th?  If so, then May 5th is the correct date.  I know that it's exactly 120 days from install. :)

    Hartleyts18 said:

    If 5 May 2009 is the expiry date, when should I receive my first warning about the expiry date.

    Thanks


    Not sure, but I would guess 10 days.

    Monday, March 2, 2009 1:25 PM
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  • Hartleyts18 said:

    I am confused about the expiry date of the 120 day evaluation copy I have installed.

    Version information is;

    Windows Home Server Console: 6.0.1800.0
    Windows Home Server Backup & Restore: 6.0.1800.36
    Windows Home Server Drive Extender: 6.0.1800.24
    Windows Home Server Remote Access: 6.0.1800.0
    Windows Home Server Storage Manager: 6.0.1800.24

    I logged on the server, ran winver and the expiry date is shown as 5/05/2009. But the date shown in the Console is 3/07/2009.

    Which date is the actual expiry date?

    Given that my location is in Australia, what format is the expiry date in?
    d/mm//yyyy
    or
    m/dd/yyyy

    If the format is m/dd/yyyy, I have not recieved any warning that the copy will expiry on 7 March 2009.


    Thanks




    It's no doubt 3/7/09.  You can verify that by looking at your event logs and see if you installed it on/around 11/7/08.  (There is a known issue with the eval and the 120 day time-bomb.)
    Monday, March 2, 2009 5:40 AM
    Moderator
  • kariya21 said:


    It's no doubt 3/7/09.  You can verify that by looking at your event logs and see if you installed it on/around 11/7/08.  (There is a known issue with the eval and the 120 day time-bomb.)

    11/7/08 = 7 Nov 2008

    3/7/09 - I take that to mean 7 March 2009 (US date format) not 3 July 2009 (Australian date format). If this is the case (7 Mar 2007) I should have received a warning about the expiry date by now.

    The first event shown in the event log for WHS is "log started 4/01/2009" which I read as 4 Jan 2009. Add 120 days (about 4 months) the expiry date should be 4 May 2009 (4/05/2009 Australian date format) or 5/04/2009 US date format).  Winver shows 5/05/2009 - close enough to the Australian date format.

    If 5 May 2009 is the expiry date, when should I receive my first warning about the expiry date.

    Thanks
    Monday, March 2, 2009 12:29 PM
  • Hartleyts18 said:

    11/7/08 = 7 Nov 2008

    3/7/09 - I take that to mean 7 March 2009 (US date format) not 3 July 2009 (Australian date format). If this is the case (7 Mar 2007) I should have received a warning about the expiry date by now.

    The first event shown in the event log for WHS is "log started 4/01/2009" which I read as 4 Jan 2009. Add 120 days (about 4 months) the expiry date should be 4 May 2009 (4/05/2009 Australian date format) or 5/04/2009 US date format).  Winver shows 5/05/2009 - close enough to the Australian date format.

    Interesting.  I know that it used to show 180 days (but it was wrong).  Did you install WHS on Jan 4th?  If so, then May 5th is the correct date.  I know that it's exactly 120 days from install. :)

    Hartleyts18 said:

    If 5 May 2009 is the expiry date, when should I receive my first warning about the expiry date.

    Thanks


    Not sure, but I would guess 10 days.

    Monday, March 2, 2009 1:25 PM
    Moderator
  • kariya21 said:

    Did you install WHS on Jan 4th?  If so, then May 5th is the correct date.  I know that it's exactly 120 days from install. :)


    Yes, I did install WHS on Jan 4th.

    kariya21 said:

    Not sure, but I would guess 10 days.


    I guess I need to plan to get a licenced version soon.
    Thanks for your help.
    Monday, March 2, 2009 10:43 PM
  • I too was confused about the expiry date. I installed sometime in October but when I  on version information it said my copy expired in April. I naïvely assumed that I really had more than 120 days.

    For the last two weeks or so my backups have been regularly failing. When I went into the event log, there was an event about every two hours saying that the server restarted after an unexpected shutdown. Just before each one of those there was an event that said there was an application pop up telling me that my license had expired. I never got any other warnings and if the pop-up occurred on the server, I of course have no monitor on the server.

    My licensed version is being delivered by UPS today.

    Mitch
    Tuesday, March 3, 2009 1:37 AM