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the trial period for this product has expired. sharepoint foundation 2010

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  • Hi Everyone,
                    I have upgraded a WSS v3 to Sharepoint Foundation 2010.
    Installed search express 2010 and never got the search working as i always got internal server error when i try and add the
    search core result webpart to the search center.
    After i tried repairing the search express 2010 by using the wizard.
    Now when i try and view sharepoint sites i get "the trial period for this product has expired. "
    Any ideas ...
    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Tuesday, May 11, 2010 5:23 PM Patrick.I: You've posted 2010 questions to a pre-2010 forum before this one. Please stop doing it - post them only to a 2010 forum (From:SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Tuesday, May 11, 2010 12:58 PM

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  • Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention.

    This is a false alarm. It is not time bombed and your farm will continue to work. If you click on the health analyzer warning you will see “
    "Explanation : The licensing information not available". The MSSx sku does not have licencing module since its a free product. By default the rule "Trial period for this product is about to expire." is enabled in the health analyzer. The bug here is that we didn't disable this rule. The rule kicks in and its unable to find the licensing module and throws an exception (you can find it in the LOGS folder).

    Workaround: In central admin go to "Central Admin" => Monitoring => "Review Rule Definitions" => click on "Trial period for this product is about to expire" rule under configuration and edit it. Uncheck the "Enabled" checkbox.

    Thursday, June 17, 2010 6:23 PM

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  • Mike can you please let me know what to post and what NOT TO...and to where??
    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 12:55 AM
  • I'd assume you installed SP Foundation 2010 RTM?  I looked earlier today and Search Server Express is still in Beta.  It might be unhappy because you are mixing versions.  Please correct me if I'm wrong about SSX -- I'd actually like to dl it for myself if RTM is out :-)
    John
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    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 2:43 AM
  • Agree with John. Still waiting for Search Server Express and you cannot mix beta and RTM builds :)
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    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 4:12 AM
  • this is what i have installed:

    Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010
    Microsoft® Search Server 2010 Express

    I'm sure the SP Foundation was Beta and also the Microsoft® Search Server 2010 Express
    But  the Central Admin pages does work but not the sites collections and subsites :(
    Is the full release SP 2010 going to be out today?

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 6:21 AM
    1. Patrick, SP 2010 Foundation is already available for download here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=49c79a8a-4612-4e7d-a0b4-3bb429b46595
    2. You will have to migrate from WSSv3 to SPF again, since there is no support for migration from beta SPF 2010) to RTM

     


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    • Edited by Alpesh NAKAR Wednesday, May 12, 2010 6:38 AM Changed link from TechNet to MS Downloads
    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 6:36 AM
  • Thanks Alpesh.
    Hope this will go well.
    When is

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dfd0cfac-f52c-4c02-a972-0e4f1c4e7977

    Search Express going to be in RTM?

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 10:18 AM
  • May 5

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cea31a4f-a8b4-4864-b520-be612becdcfa

    I've got a similar Trial Period Expired problem in Search Express 2010 RTM.  If I click on Service Applications then Secure Store I get the error.

    Monday, May 17, 2010 3:46 PM
  • Alpesh have you installed it with SP Foundation?
    Friday, May 21, 2010 7:18 AM
  • I have installed the Sharepoint Foundation 2010 RTM and then the

    Full version of Search Server 2010 Express is now available here

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cea31a4f-a8b4-4864-b520-be612becdcfa&displaylang=en

    Now i'm getting the error beliw.
    Fed up of sharepoint 2010 foundation not sure why MS released this stuff arg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From one thing to the other

    Title Trial period for this product is about to expire. 
    Severity 0 - Rule Execution Failure 
    Category Configuration 
    Explanation The licensing information not available 
    Remedy Navigate to the 'Convert farm license type' page and enter a non-trial license key to convert your farm from trial to fully licensed. For more information about this rule, see "http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=142627". 
    Failing Servers  
    Failing Services OfficeServerService 
    Rule Settings View 
    
    Monday, May 24, 2010 2:04 AM
  • Patrick,

    I have not installed SP Foundation. I came across this post today. Not the best thing to do, but if it's for demo purpose I suppose you can use this workaround.

    "The solution was to add the service account of the application pool of the SharePoint web application to the local adminitrators group on your server.

    So I did this, and after an iisreset, the page opened."

    Source http://binoeder.wordpress.com/2010/05/23/trial-period-has-expired/ 

    Give that a go...


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    • Proposed as answer by Dennis Gaida Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:33 AM
    Monday, May 24, 2010 4:07 AM
  • I'm also getting the same error as Patrick with SP Foundation 2010 & Search Server Express 2010 both of which are RTM & are now also both live systems (The error would appear the morning that we go live :( )

    Anyone have ideas?

    Monday, June 14, 2010 9:56 AM
  • Patrick,

    I have not installed SP Foundation. I came across this post today. Not the best thing to do, but if it's for demo purpose I suppose you can use this workaround.

    "The solution was to add the service account of the application pool of the SharePoint web application to the local adminitrators group on your server.

    So I did this, and after an iisreset, the page opened."

    Source http://binoeder.wordpress.com/2010/05/23/trial-period-has-expired/ 

    Give that a go...


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    Just tried this but it didn't work :(
    Monday, June 14, 2010 9:00 PM
  • _penguin,

    Please double check the Versions installed in your enviornment.  Goto Central Admin -> Upgrade and Migration -> Check Product and Patch installation status.

    Version 14.0.4536.1000 is Beta

     


    Thanks & Regards,
    Kamlesh | Blog | Twitter | Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Tuesday, June 15, 2010 5:37 AM
  • Hi the version number for everything is 14.0.4763.1000

    I downloaded SP Foundation & Search Server Express well after they came out of beta & commissioned a new virtual server to set up a new farm on, so there shouldn't be any upgrade issues.

    Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7:43 AM
  • dear all...

    i think my problem is someone related but i don't have search, i have sharpeoint foundation and server but in sharepoint health analyzer, it says this is a trial product .. it's the RTM and i gave it a valid key from msdn from our subscription and if i go to the convert license for this product...

    i see it's name is sharepoint server with enterprise client access license

    so is it going to be expired ??? if yes it is production how can i active it??


    Mai Omar | Senior Solutions Developer | ITEgyptCorp | Email: maio@ITegyptCorp.com | Blog: http://maiomar.itegyptcorp.com
    Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7:51 AM
  • No one have any ideas? i need to know if the Sharepoint farm will suddenly stop working or not.....

    Just to make it clear i'm getting the second error that Patrick has reported in this thread not the first.

    Tuesday, June 15, 2010 3:41 PM
  • Mai and penguin i think i read it somwhere in MSDN that you can't install Search Server Express 2010 if you already have  a sharepoint product already installed.
    I just installed Search Server Express  2010 and it did include SP 2010 foundation.
    Hope that helps
    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 4:32 AM
  • Hello

    Same Problem in our installation, we installed the SPF 2010 with SSE 2010 on the same box, both with RTM Versions.

    Now the Health Analyzer Reports "Trial period for this product is about to expire" it looks like that there is an issue when the SSE2010 is installed on the same box.

    @ Microsoft: Please focus on this error, there are more people in the SP Forums with this problem... How can it be solved ?

    Thanks

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 7:44 AM
  • Patrick.I  i don't have Search Server Express  2010 installed ... but still see in it's trial product in health analyzer...

    Someone from microsoft have to tell us something??? is it ok or is it going to be expired ??? and if ok so why is this mesg in sharepoint health analyzer..

    IT'S PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT !!!


    Mai Omar | Senior Solutions Developer | ITEgyptCorp | Email: maio@ITegyptCorp.com | Blog: http://maiomar.itegyptcorp.com
    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 7:54 AM
  • Hi,

    I have the same issue in Search Server Express 2010 RTM (installed without before installing SPF2010). Opened an incident in Microsoft and they reproduced the issue. It seems a bug, I'm waiting for them for a fix or something else.

    I'll keep you updated.

    Davide

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 8:55 AM
  • Thanks for the info David :)

    Hopefully someone from MS will be along to give us an answer or two soon too :)

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 9:08 AM
  • Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention.

    This is a false alarm. It is not time bombed and your farm will continue to work. If you click on the health analyzer warning you will see “
    "Explanation : The licensing information not available". The MSSx sku does not have licencing module since its a free product. By default the rule "Trial period for this product is about to expire." is enabled in the health analyzer. The bug here is that we didn't disable this rule. The rule kicks in and its unable to find the licensing module and throws an exception (you can find it in the LOGS folder).

    Workaround: In central admin go to "Central Admin" => Monitoring => "Review Rule Definitions" => click on "Trial period for this product is about to expire" rule under configuration and edit it. Uncheck the "Enabled" checkbox.

    Thursday, June 17, 2010 6:23 PM
  • hi Ashley; thanks for replying...

    Now our production will live... thanks...

    anyway i did the steps you said here ..it's disabled but is it going to be kept in the health analyzer, it's not going to be auto removed?

    Thanks.


    Mai Omar | Senior Solutions Developer | ITEgyptCorp | Email: maio@ITegyptCorp.com | Blog: http://maiomar.itegyptcorp.com
    Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:41 PM
  • Its a timer service. If you have disabled it it won't run. The results for the ones already executed, you can select them and delete.
    Thursday, June 17, 2010 9:08 PM
  • I disabled the rule. However, when I clicked "Secure Store Service" in the Service Applications page, l still get the "The trial period for this product has expired" message and cannot continue. Tried iisreset and reboot, still the same error.

    Uls entry:

    Microsoft.Office.Server.ProductExpiredException: The trial period for this product has expired.  
     at Microsoft.Office.SecureStoreService.Server.SecureStoreServiceApplicationProxy.Execute[T](String operationName, Boolean validateCanary, ExecuteDelegate`1 operation)   
     at Microsoft.Office.SecureStoreService.Server.SecureStoreServiceApplicationProxy.IsMasterSecretKeyPopulated()   
     at Microsoft.Office.SharePoint.ClientExtensions.SecureStoreAdministration.SSSAdminHelper.EnsurePrerequisite(SecureStoreServiceApplicationProxy proxy, String& errorMessage)   
     at Microsoft.Office.SharePoint.ClientExtensions.SecureStoreAdministration.ManageSSSvcApplication.InitializeGridView()   
     at Microsoft.Office.SharePoint.ClientExtensions.SecureStoreAdministration.ManageSSSvcApplication.OnLoad(EventArgs e)   
     at System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive()   
     at System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint)

    Friday, June 18, 2010 10:42 PM
  • James, do you have Search Server 2010 installed? Is it Beta or RTM?  Are you sure that you are not using any Beta version of SharePoint products?
    Thanks & Regards,
    Kamlesh | Blog | Twitter | Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Saturday, June 19, 2010 5:22 AM
  • Hi James, I have the same issue clicking on "Secure Store Service". My Search Server Express 2010 is RTM, 14.0.4763.1000.

    Hope to have some useful information from MS next week.

    Ashley, thanks for your help. If you have some more info about this other error please let us know.

    Davide

     

     

    Saturday, June 19, 2010 2:24 PM
  • Both my SharePoint 2010 Foundation and Search Server 2010 Express are 14.0.4763.1000 too.

    Thanks,

    James

    Saturday, June 19, 2010 8:21 PM
  • James, did you install some language pack after Search Server Express? I installed Italian language pack and I've seen it's the same file download that you get for Sharepoint Server language pack. Can it be the issue? I'm reproducing a lab environment without any language pack...

    Davide 

    Sunday, June 20, 2010 5:51 PM
  • I only have 1033 (English) Lang Pack installed. By the way, I just installed SharePoint 2010 Foundation and Search Server 2010 Express on a new Windows 2008 R2 server yesterday - same "expired" error for Secure Store Service.

    James

    Sunday, June 20, 2010 7:40 PM
  • Hi,

    for the "Trial period for this product is about to expire" error, here the false alarm is confirmed, as Ashley wrote:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/joerg_sinemus/archive/2010/07/14/microsoft-sharepoint-foundation-2010-and-microsoft-search-server-express-2010-trial-period-has-expired.aspx

    Davide

    Thursday, July 15, 2010 12:21 PM
  • The download isn't working. When I attempt to download foundations I get the save as box, and then it basically touches the filename on the disk and ends. The downloaded file is a zero length file.

    Is anyone experiencing this issue, or is it transient?

    Thanks,

     

     


    Jeffrey S. Patton Assistant Director of IT School of Engineering Computing Services University of Kansas 1520 West 15th Street Lawrence, KS. 66045-7621
    Monday, August 09, 2010 3:26 PM
  • I really hate answering my own questions, but oh well...looks like it was a hiccup of some sort as the download is now working.

     

     

     

     

     

    Thanks,


    Jeffrey S. Patton Assistant Director of IT School of Engineering Computing Services University of Kansas 1520 West 15th Street Lawrence, KS. 66045-7621
    Monday, August 09, 2010 4:29 PM
  • Hi,

    for the Secure Store Service (SSS) error (trial expired) Microsoft released the hotfix in August CU.

    Here the blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/joerg_sinemus/archive/2010/09/01/microsoft-search-server-express-2010-secure-store-service-and-august-cu.aspx

    Here the KB linked in the blog: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3bEN-US%3b2276336

    Checked in my environment it works.

    Davide

    Monday, September 13, 2010 8:26 AM
  • When you install Microsoft Search Server Express, it uses and installs sections of Office Server in your registry.  Even though you're running Sharepoint Foundation and not Sharepoint Server.  Secure Store is also added.  This trial exception should be rather easy to fix, Microsoft should just release an update for this.
    Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:37 PM
  • Can anyone suggest me is it OK to install SSE on top of SPF ?
    Thanks in Advance !!! Cheers !!! Praveen Mandalapu
    Thursday, January 06, 2011 5:08 PM
  • We are seeing this on SharePoint 2010 Enterprise. Since I'm going to assume that SharePoint Enterprise has a licensing module, can we get confirmation as to what's going on?

    SharePoint 2010 Enterprise

    Service Pack 1

    June 2011 CU

    on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

    Farm installation - two App servers, eight WFE.

    Installed using RTM bits, entered volume license key via config.xml

    Getting the "Trial Period is about to expire" warning. Upgrade page shows "SharePoint Enterprise" and the product key textbox is disabled.

    No Search Server Express installed. No other products installed.

    Thank you,

    Philo


    Philo Janus, MCP Author: Pro InfoPath 2007 Pro PerformancePoint 2007 Pro SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 Building Integrated Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2008 R2 & Office 2010 Blog @ http://philo.typepad.com/with-all-due-respect/
    Friday, August 26, 2011 7:02 PM
  • I followed the workaround, but it didn't work. Is there anything else i should try? thanks.

     


    volkan
    • Edited by Volkan Tuesday, December 27, 2011 12:24 AM
    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 12:24 AM
  • Hi Philo,

    Did you find a solution for this?
    I've just done a build similar to yours (2 app + 2 web, Enterprise SP1 and the Aug 2012 update) and have the same issue.

    Thanks, Malcolm.


    Malcolm Scott

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 8:01 AM
  • Here is the post explaining this issue..

    http://sureshpydi.blogspot.in/2013/03/share-point-trial-period-for-this.html


    Suresh Pydi

    Monday, March 18, 2013 10:30 AM
  • My ShaerePoint 2010 list would generate "The trial period for this product has expired" each time I tried to edit a particular item.  List Ribbon / List Settings / Form Settings will give a choice of SharePoint Form or InfoPath.  Found InfoPath set (must not be installed correctly); switched to SharePoint Standard.  Upon refresh I see a single radio button with a caption to the right "<label for="ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_FormSettingsOptionSection_ctl00_InfoPathEnableNewRadioButton">Customize the current form using Microsoft InfoPath"  Since then I have been able to edit the list item; no more "expired" message.</label>
    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 6:37 PM