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WIN 2008 - WINDOWS ACTIVATION SAYS 1 DAY & 58 DAYS

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Hi Ive installed Win 2008 32bit as a test server and in 'Control Panel' at the bottom of windows it shows the title 'Windows Activation'  1 day, but when I click to activate now just to see it then states I have 58 days, why as I would like to get the full use?
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First I would reboot. If after that it still shows the same , I would just leave it and hope it doesn't force you to activate tomorrow. Also make sure you have installed the latest Servicepack and updates.

If it does tell you that you are using an unlicensed version and have to activate now, first of all it won't stop working, but rather just shutdown after some time of use. If that happens, restart the server and open a cmd prompt as administrator, then enter slmgr /rearm, then reboot. That will extend your trial period. This rearming can be repeated 3 times if I'm not mistaken.
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Hi, I re-installed a fresh again anyway but will see how it goes as managed to do what I needed to do regarding GPO Deploy Software!!

Ive done what you have advised before but I was getting intermitant stopped services a couple of weeks ago even with doing the 'slmgr /rearm' but I did have other issues which Ive dealt with and on installing new again I dont have them same problems!!

So thanks for the advice anyway!!
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I have already re-installed a fresh anyway but have carried out the Expert advised before so I will allocate points accordingly anyway!!!
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