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Win Svr 2008 R2 eval download

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  • Hi, Need to know if the evaluation download for Windows Server 2008 R2 can be upgrade to a full product with a volume license key?

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    Yo

    • Moved by Tiger Li Monday, March 07, 2011 6:05 AM (From:Network Infrastructure Servers)
    Friday, March 04, 2011 2:26 PM

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  • Hello,

    the evaluation version can be resetted 3 times with the rearm option but not be upgraded to a full version you have to reinstall.


    Best regards Meinolf Weber Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.
    • Proposed as answer by Ace Fekay [MCT]MVP Saturday, March 05, 2011 8:39 PM
    • Marked as answer by Tiger Li Monday, March 14, 2011 12:25 PM
    Saturday, March 05, 2011 9:32 AM
    • Marked as answer by Tiger Li Monday, March 14, 2011 12:25 PM
    Sunday, March 06, 2011 4:45 PM
  • Hi Yo,

     

    Thanks for posting here.

     

    If you install the Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation which doesn’t require entering a product key, you can use it for 180 days. But after this time, you will need to uninstall the evaluation software and reinstall a fully-licensed version of Windows Server 2008 R2.

     

    And if you don’t want to uninstall the trial version. As a work around, you could install Windows Server 2008 R2 and don’t enter the product key until buy a fully-licensed key.  By default, the initial grace period of Windows Server 2008 R2 computer is 60 days and can be reset three times so that you can use a Windows Server 2008 R2 within 240 days without activation.

     

    To manually extend the evaluation period, please type the following command:

     

    Slmgr.vbs –rearm

     

    More information, please refer to:

     

    How to extend the Windows Server 2008 evaluation period

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948472/en-us

     

    Thanks.

     

    Tiger Li


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    • Marked as answer by Tiger Li Monday, March 14, 2011 12:25 PM
    Monday, March 07, 2011 6:42 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

    the evaluation version can be resetted 3 times with the rearm option but not be upgraded to a full version you have to reinstall.


    Best regards Meinolf Weber Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.
    • Proposed as answer by Ace Fekay [MCT]MVP Saturday, March 05, 2011 8:39 PM
    • Marked as answer by Tiger Li Monday, March 14, 2011 12:25 PM
    Saturday, March 05, 2011 9:32 AM
    • Marked as answer by Tiger Li Monday, March 14, 2011 12:25 PM
    Sunday, March 06, 2011 4:45 PM
  • Hi Yo,

     

    Thanks for posting here.

     

    If you install the Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation which doesn’t require entering a product key, you can use it for 180 days. But after this time, you will need to uninstall the evaluation software and reinstall a fully-licensed version of Windows Server 2008 R2.

     

    And if you don’t want to uninstall the trial version. As a work around, you could install Windows Server 2008 R2 and don’t enter the product key until buy a fully-licensed key.  By default, the initial grace period of Windows Server 2008 R2 computer is 60 days and can be reset three times so that you can use a Windows Server 2008 R2 within 240 days without activation.

     

    To manually extend the evaluation period, please type the following command:

     

    Slmgr.vbs –rearm

     

    More information, please refer to:

     

    How to extend the Windows Server 2008 evaluation period

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948472/en-us

     

    Thanks.

     

    Tiger Li


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Tiger Li Monday, March 14, 2011 12:25 PM
    Monday, March 07, 2011 6:42 AM
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