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Subscription has expired

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  • I have been running Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server for the last 3 years, it is now coming up with the following licensing issue:

    "Your Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server subscription has expired. The server will continue to operate during the extended grace period for 86 more day(s). After this grace period engine and definition updates will be disabled. For more information see How to Buy."

    When i click on the how to buy it takes me to the Microsoft volume licensing pages, however we are a gold partner and do not have MVLS.

    Please advise on how i can get a new license agreement number and Expiration date. If this is possible to do now due to this product being discontined.

    Regards,


    Scott Eastman ENTA Technologies

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 12:31 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    all you have to do is to enter the license agreement number and the end date of the license agreement.

    Check the following article how to do this:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee358857.aspx

    Greetings

    Christian


    Christian Groebner MVP Forefront

    • Marked as answer by scott4m Tuesday, February 19, 2013 4:20 PM
    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 2:28 PM
  • Hi,

    the xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx number is needed when you try to enter a license for the first time.

    There is not really a replacement for FPE. In Exchange 2013 there is basic functionality for antispam and antimalware integrated. FOPE/EOP are the products to use in the future.

    Greetings

    Christian


    Christian Groebner MVP Forefront

    • Marked as answer by scott4m Tuesday, February 19, 2013 5:12 PM
    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 4:38 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    all you have to do is to enter the license agreement number and the end date of the license agreement.

    Check the following article how to do this:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee358857.aspx

    Greetings

    Christian


    Christian Groebner MVP Forefront

    • Marked as answer by scott4m Tuesday, February 19, 2013 4:20 PM
    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 2:28 PM
  • Hi Christian,

    It was the license agreement number that i didn't have, however when i go to help / about are license agreement number was in there, so i just re-input that and put another 3 years on the expiration date. Seems to be working fine. On our Microsoft partner site we only have a xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx code for the product.

    Do you know what Microsoft product is replacing this?  if any?

    Thanks for your help  


    Scott Eastman ENTA Technologies

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 4:20 PM
  • Hi,

    the xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx number is needed when you try to enter a license for the first time.

    There is not really a replacement for FPE. In Exchange 2013 there is basic functionality for antispam and antimalware integrated. FOPE/EOP are the products to use in the future.

    Greetings

    Christian


    Christian Groebner MVP Forefront

    • Marked as answer by scott4m Tuesday, February 19, 2013 5:12 PM
    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 4:38 PM
  • I ran into the same problem and used the license key (3974799) mentioned at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2793998 with an expiration date of 12/31/2015 to update my expired license Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server. The FF update license utility wouldn't accept the existing product key I originally used.

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