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extend remote desktop services trial period

Posted on 2015-01-08
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hey guys,

we had a rds server here that just went past that 120 day mark and its not allowing logins. I am ordering a license but it will take a few days. How can i get it extended for a few days??
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I only solution I can think of would be to contact a Microsoft Rep and plead your case.
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/existing-customers/activation-centers.aspx

You should be able to get a license immediately if you can get a access to corporate credit card and so if urgent enough you could plead the case with management
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Microsoft's official stance on this matter is to rebuild your RDS deployment if you need to 'reset' the grace period. I do know of a way to reset the grace period but this would be in breach of their licensing terms so I'm not going to share this on EE.
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by:Cliff Galiher
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As stated, there is no legal way to do this. Four months is a pretty generous grace period...
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Thanks guys..
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