Skype for Business 2015 - Evaluation License Expiration Date

I currently have an evaluation version of Skype for Business 2015 Server running. I know that the software runs for 180 days before the license expires. What I'm trying to determine is how can I tell when day 180 will be reached? I need to be able to tell management when that day is and I'm unsure of the exact date of installation.

How can I determine when the evaluation license will expire?

Thanks.
street9009Asked:
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FloraCommented:
it is very easy  open
Control Panel > Program and Features: In the installed programs list look for Skype for Business 2015
see there is showing the install date.   subtract the install date from today's date and you will see how many days has past from the date of install and then you would know the expiry date.
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street9009Author Commented:
Problem is, we did an in place upgrade from Lync 2013 (which was also evaluation licensed). Would that have reset the 180 day count?
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FloraCommented:
ok here you go


open cmd from the run. i mean the command

then if you have Office 2013 32 bit then put this code in command cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15, press ENTER.
if you have 64 bit of office then cd C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15

then Then type cscript ospp.vbs /dstatus, press ENTER, and we will get the result
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street9009Author Commented:
I think you're looking at the Lync / Skype client. I am talking about the server.
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DavidPresidentCommented:
Sometimes the fastest way to get an answer is to contact the manufacturer of the software.  Just pick up the phone and contact sales and ask them when the evaluation expires and for a formal quote ... which you will need anyway since you are obviously using the software and care enough to want to know when you can't use their software anymore w/o buying it.
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Agree with dlethe, give Microsoft a call, or try this powershell cmdlet: Get-CsServerVersion
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street9009Author Commented:
We've gotten formal quotes from our vendors and to my knowledge, Microsoft doesn't sell directly to consumers, but through a partner. None of our contacts have the answer.

Get-CsServerVersion only tells you that you're running an evaluation license, not when it expires:
PS C:\Users\administrator> Get-CsServerVersion
Skype for Business Server 2015 (6.0.9319.0): Evaluation license key installed.

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street9009Author Commented:
Just wanted to provide an update on this question as I have learned how to do this. The answer is to check the Event Log under Applications > Lync Server. There are notifications there for # of days remaining. You can search on "license" and it'll find the most recent one. I believe these only show when you're within a week or so of expiration.
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street9009Author Commented:
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