where is my product key for windows server 2008 180-day evaluation--just installed it


  • just installed server 2008 R2  --  where is the installation key required to finish installation  under the trial subscription
    Friday, May 14, 2010 5:41 PM


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  • Evaluating any version of Windows Server 2008 R2 software does not require entering a product key, however will require activation within 10 days. Failing to activate the evaluation will cause the licensing service to shut the machine down every hour (The 10 day activation period can be reset five (5) times by using the rearm command. 


    Santhosh Sivarajan | MCTS, MCSE (W2K3/W2K/NT4), MCSA (W2K3/W2K/MSG), CCNA, Network+ Houston, TX http://blogs.sivarajan.com/ http://publications.sivarajan.com/ This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Saturday, May 15, 2010 7:15 PM
  • 5 times 10 days does not amount to a 180-day trial.


    I repeat, where are my 180 days?

    Robert Romano

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010 7:11 PM
  • Hi Robert,

    Please just click Activate Software to let system try to activate itself.

    Wednesday, May 19, 2010 5:36 AM