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SBS 2011 trial period

Posted on 2011-09-06
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Hi All,

I am learning sbs 2011. After updating yetserday the activation period went from the correct 18 days to 3 days remaining in trial period. I went ahead and re-armed using - slmgr.vbs –rearm and then verified that the re-arm took place using - slmgr.vbs /dlv. The dlv shows I have 30 days remiang with two re-arms left.

questions: Why does windows show I have only 3 days remaining and will windows shut me out even though I have re-armed?

Thanks.
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by:setasoujiro
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could it be that the date was not correct when you installed it? and now when updating it set the correct date?
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by:sio2y
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Not really I set the date and time.
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yeah but maybe you didn't set NTP since sbs uses this?
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by:sio2y
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The cause at this point is not relevent......A solution is. Having spoken with MS they say that the re-arm will extend the trial even if the windows activation shows 3 days.

Can anyone say if that is correct or not.

Thanks.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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I'd agree with windows activation at microsoft
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by:sio2y
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ve3ofa:

Thanks, I guess we'll see after another day.
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by:sio2y
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Additionally.....the msn non - tech support  came to that conclusion by reading from the same forums posts I had already read (but he wasn't sure and the two folks at the other msn dept had no answer at all)...... so you can darn be sure that I will post the outcome here in a few days so there is a defintive answer on the subject.

(gosh I hope he's right)
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I case anyone is curious .......... Re-arm succesful!

After counting down to 0, the windows activation now shows 26 days to activation which is correct.

(yay)
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The re-arm was  correct, something i performed on my own.
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