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unlicensed or unactivated windows 2008 R2 on hyper-v shutting down automatic RRS feed

  • Question

  • The UnLicenced or UnActivated Windows 2008 R2 machine which is on Hyper-V is shutting down automatic. Is there any way to prevent it from shutting down ? where in windows 2008 SP2 (without R2) works fine

    As we use them for building labs, we do not have licence key. But it is annoying that the machines shutdown automatic frequently.

    This happens with in 30 minutes after booting up.

    Do not know what to do :(

    Any help is HIGHLY APPRECIATED

     

     

    Saturday, October 22, 2011 4:53 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    this is how the Server 2008 R2 is designed. when the evaluation period ended, it shuts down automatically after some time.

    You may ether license the server or try rearm the grace period to extend for another 60 days.

    How to manually extend the evaluation period

    <script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[ loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); ]]></script> When the initial 60-day evaluation period nears its end, you can run the Slmgr.vbs script to reset the evaluation period. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Click Start, and then click Command Prompt.
    2. Type slmgr.vbs -dli, and then press ENTER to check the current status of your evaluation period.
    3. To reset the evaluation period, type slmgr.vbs –rearm, and then press ENTER.
    4. Restart the computer.

    This resets the evaluation period to 60 days

    Thamara

    • Proposed as answer by Thamara.Wijesinghe Saturday, October 22, 2011 5:03 AM
    • Marked as answer by Vincent Hu Monday, October 24, 2011 3:01 PM
    Saturday, October 22, 2011 5:02 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Unfortunately, you have to license the machines with proper licenses or perform a fresh installation and start a new evaluation period.

     

     

    Best Regards,

    Vincent Hu

     

    • Marked as answer by Vincent Hu Monday, October 24, 2011 3:01 PM
    Monday, October 24, 2011 3:01 PM

All replies

  • rearm?
    Don
    Saturday, October 22, 2011 5:01 AM
  • Hi,

    this is how the Server 2008 R2 is designed. when the evaluation period ended, it shuts down automatically after some time.

    You may ether license the server or try rearm the grace period to extend for another 60 days.

    How to manually extend the evaluation period

    <script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[ loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); ]]></script> When the initial 60-day evaluation period nears its end, you can run the Slmgr.vbs script to reset the evaluation period. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Click Start, and then click Command Prompt.
    2. Type slmgr.vbs -dli, and then press ENTER to check the current status of your evaluation period.
    3. To reset the evaluation period, type slmgr.vbs –rearm, and then press ENTER.
    4. Restart the computer.

    This resets the evaluation period to 60 days

    Thamara

    • Proposed as answer by Thamara.Wijesinghe Saturday, October 22, 2011 5:03 AM
    • Marked as answer by Vincent Hu Monday, October 24, 2011 3:01 PM
    Saturday, October 22, 2011 5:02 AM
  • Thanks for the post

    Tried rearm, but that is also not permanent.

    Even rearm work for only 10 days and 5 rearm possible.

     

    Any permanent method ?

    Saturday, October 22, 2011 5:03 AM
  • the permanant solution would be licesne the Server. There's no other method except that.
    Saturday, October 22, 2011 5:07 AM
  • We are getting a message stating "Error: 0xC004D307 The maximum allowed number of re-arm has been exceeded.

    Any other way to rearm ?

     

    Saturday, October 22, 2011 5:17 AM
  • Ohhhh.. that means that you have used the maximum rearm attempts. After this there's no choice but to put the license key and license the server.

    Thamara.

    Saturday, October 22, 2011 5:20 AM
  • All my lab machine are sutting down automatic. Any other idea apart from activation or rearming ?

    Help Please :(

    Saturday, October 22, 2011 8:57 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Unfortunately, you have to license the machines with proper licenses or perform a fresh installation and start a new evaluation period.

     

     

    Best Regards,

    Vincent Hu

     

    • Marked as answer by Vincent Hu Monday, October 24, 2011 3:01 PM
    Monday, October 24, 2011 3:01 PM