Question regarding Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation licensing RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have installed Microsoft Server 2008 R2 evaluation on a machine. We have successfully activated it via our own key management service.

    At the end of the evaluation time period, will the software cease to function?

    This line seems to indicate it will.

    "Failing to activate the evaluation will cause the licensing service to shut the machine down every hour (The 10 day activation period can be reset five (5) times by using the rearm command. See below for further information on activation rearm). After this time, you will need to uninstall the evaluation software and reinstall a fully-licensed version of Windows Server 2008 R2."

    Thursday, October 4, 2012 5:36 PM