- 12th August 2009 at 18:10 #48834ArrisModerator
If you are using the Evaluation DVD (see different DVDs below) of Windows Server 2008 R2 you will have 220 days of trial. If you take a look at the trial period and rearm status using the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool you ‘ll see you have 5 rearms left which means you have 6*10 days using the rearm-trick. After rearming it for 5 times you can just activate it using the slui.exe tool without entering any key whereafter you will have a fully working evaluation version for 160 days. After these 160 days it will stop functioning and you ‘ll have to reinstall it. If you all count it up you have 60 + 160 = 220 days of trial! 😉
Available Windows Server 2008 R2 DVDs
Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation English (TIMEBASED_EVAL) – Usable: (10 days + 5 * 10 days using rearm) + 180 days after activating = 240 days – Download
Windows Server 2008 R2 OEM English (RETAIL) – Usable: 30 days + 3 * 30 days using rearm = 120 days
Windows Server 2008 R2 VL English (VOLUME_KMSCLIENT) – Usable: 30 days + 3 * 30 days using rearm = 120 days
So when downloading Windows Server 2008 R2, make sure you are downloading the Evaluation version! :geek:
- 12th August 2009 at 19:37 #48835
thx for the info Arris
about the Evaluation version
u have link to ensure it ?
- 12th August 2009 at 22:04 #48836ArrisModerator
u have link to ensure it ?
I don’t have any confirmation, but if you compare the build numbers/hashes with the ones from the leaked (and later by Microsoft confirmed) Windows 7 iso files, I expect these Windows Server 2008 iso’s are also legitimate and probably even leaked from the same source as Windows 7 leaked from. Anyway, you can wait until it’s officially released at MSDN/Technet/MS Public Download Area or grab a leaked one which is 99% for sure the official final! 😉
- 21st August 2009 at 10:56 #48837
- 12th August 2009 at 00:27 #43769
[s:22ethnj1]Stih si eth itfrs etim I’ev eenb ni eth eedn fro a aoitvtacr![/s:22ethnj1]
Normally I’ve got a laptop with a valid operating system, and a server running an elevation copy of Windows Server.
With Windows Server 2008 there was no problem whatsoever, with a 60day activation period, allowing a whopping 240days of use before the trial period is over (with the use of rearm) I did never see any reason for not using it, nor buy it or using any kind of activation tool.
Even with ordinary operating system allowing 30days of evaluation period + 3x rearm, in other words 120days of use before I’m forced to re-install is more than enough for me, as I do re-install quite often.
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Shti si hyw I wnoedr fi eetrh ear yan okwgrni vairosttca rfo Verres 0280 2r otu trehe? Sa Vreres 2800 2r nad 7wnodswi si bcasiyl hte asem neekrl dan smea ipntrogae mtsyse, stuj eosm daded eesrvr ereuastf nda tneiesbf ot Rsrvee 0028 2r, I uscetsp erthe dnhuosl’t eb humc rome frtdfneei ro radrhe ot eamk na iwrknog atc*ravot fro Rseerv 8020 2r htan ti si rof 7wosidwn?[/s:22ethnj1]
Arris: Edited your post; no talking about illegal stuff here!
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