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Windows Server 2012 R2 Shutting Down Intelligently after an hour or less RRS feed

  • Question

  • I was called by a client to help resolve the issue of Windows server 2012 R2 std edition on an HP-ML370 G6 server shutting down. I found out that the License has expired which i want to believe is responsible for the server shutting down. Please can anyone help out on how to resolve this

    Thanks

    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 12:46 PM

Answers

  • Well the easy answer would be to activate the OS. Why can`t they just enter a proper key ?

    If they need time to make the order you can rearm the OS only work 3 time if memory serve me right.

    slmgr.vbs -rearm



    QuestionWhat happens when the 180-day evaluation period expires?
    Answer: When the evaluation period expires, you experience the following:

    • Windows changes the desktop wallpaper to a solid black background.
    • A watermark appears in the lower-right corner of the desktop together with the following warnings:

    Windows license is expired
    This copy of Windows is not genuine

    • When you log on to Windows, you are prompted with the following options:

      Activate now
      Ask me later

    • The system shuts down every hour.
    • The following event ID is logged in the Application log:

    Log Name:   Application
    Source:       WLMS
    Event ID:     100
    Description: The license period for this installation of Windows has expired. The operating system will shut down every hour.  


    • Edited by Frederick Dicaire Wednesday, August 5, 2015 1:06 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Tim CerlingMVP Wednesday, August 5, 2015 3:17 PM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Han Monday, August 17, 2015 7:28 AM
    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 1:06 PM

All replies

  • Well the easy answer would be to activate the OS. Why can`t they just enter a proper key ?

    If they need time to make the order you can rearm the OS only work 3 time if memory serve me right.

    slmgr.vbs -rearm



    QuestionWhat happens when the 180-day evaluation period expires?
    Answer: When the evaluation period expires, you experience the following:

    • Windows changes the desktop wallpaper to a solid black background.
    • A watermark appears in the lower-right corner of the desktop together with the following warnings:

    Windows license is expired
    This copy of Windows is not genuine

    • When you log on to Windows, you are prompted with the following options:

      Activate now
      Ask me later

    • The system shuts down every hour.
    • The following event ID is logged in the Application log:

    Log Name:   Application
    Source:       WLMS
    Event ID:     100
    Description: The license period for this installation of Windows has expired. The operating system will shut down every hour.  


    • Edited by Frederick Dicaire Wednesday, August 5, 2015 1:06 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Tim CerlingMVP Wednesday, August 5, 2015 3:17 PM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Han Monday, August 17, 2015 7:28 AM
    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 1:06 PM
  • Hi Mikkyblo,

    The expired license caused the issue.

    Get Help Activating Microsoft Windows:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/950929

    About the problem of license, we could contact Activation Center for help:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Licensing/existing-customer/activation-centers.aspx

    Best Regards,

    Leo


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    Thursday, August 6, 2015 7:22 AM