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TP4 expiry? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I got this message about TP4 expriring when I installed it today. Is it advisable to move to TP5 or any later build for installing Azure Stack? 
    The recommended build is TP4 


    Thursday, July 7, 2016 6:19 PM

Answers

  • UPDATE -

    If you have not used the documented 'Boot from VHD' method of deploying Azure Stack, and are receiving the notification above (about the expiry on July 15th, 2016), please make sure you perform the following (validated) steps (as stated above, now with an additional, and final step):

    1. Check for Windows Updates
    2. Install Windows Updates - Latest Cumulative has the necessary patch, here are the pertinent updates from my validation:
      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3163018
      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3149135
    3. Reboot
    4. Expiry message should not prompt, if it does verify the parches were installed
    5. If Expiry message still prompts AND you have  the correct patches, please run the following commands from an elevated CMD:
      slmgr /rilc
      slmgr /ato
    6. With the Patches (above) + the execution of these commands, the OS should now have an expiry of October 15th, 2016.

    Please reply here if you have any questions, or need clarification on any of the steps.

    NOTE: If you have used the documented 'Boot from VHD', you should not be seeing this issue. If you do, please let us know, but also perform the steps above on that booted (from the provided Windows Server 2016 TP4 VHDX) OS.

    UPDATE 07/20/2016 - Boot from VHD is now the only option. Documentation is being updated to reflect the following: A WindowsServer2016Datacenter.vhdx is included in the download package. You can boot into this VHDX, and then use as the base operating system for your Azure Stack POC deployment.

    -Charles


    Charles Joy [MSFT] http://blogs.technet.com/b/charlesjoy/


    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 5:27 PM

All replies

  • Hi Abinaya,

    Thank you for posting here!

    Please attempt to patch the tp4 host with all important updates.

    Patching guidance is here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/azure-stack-deploy/#operating-system

    With: OS Version

    Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition Technical Preview 4 with the latest important updates installed 

    1.      Check for Windows Updates

    2.      Install Windows Updates - Latest Cumulative has the necessary patch, here are the pertinent updates from my validation:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3163018

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3149135

    3.      Reboot

    4.      Expiry message should not prompt, if it does verify the parches were installed

    If the patching does not help, please attempt boot from VHD from the VHDx provided:

    Guidance for booting from VHD is referenced here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/azure-stack-run-powershell-script/#prepare-the-deployment-machine

    Start from Step 5,  Copy WindowsServer2016Datacenter.vhdx to the C:\ drive and rename it MicrosoftAzureStackPOCBoot.vhdx.

     

    Regards,

    Pradeep



    Friday, July 8, 2016 10:22 AM
  • UPDATE -

    If you have not used the documented 'Boot from VHD' method of deploying Azure Stack, and are receiving the notification above (about the expiry on July 15th, 2016), please make sure you perform the following (validated) steps (as stated above, now with an additional, and final step):

    1. Check for Windows Updates
    2. Install Windows Updates - Latest Cumulative has the necessary patch, here are the pertinent updates from my validation:
      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3163018
      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3149135
    3. Reboot
    4. Expiry message should not prompt, if it does verify the parches were installed
    5. If Expiry message still prompts AND you have  the correct patches, please run the following commands from an elevated CMD:
      slmgr /rilc
      slmgr /ato
    6. With the Patches (above) + the execution of these commands, the OS should now have an expiry of October 15th, 2016.

    Please reply here if you have any questions, or need clarification on any of the steps.

    NOTE: If you have used the documented 'Boot from VHD', you should not be seeing this issue. If you do, please let us know, but also perform the steps above on that booted (from the provided Windows Server 2016 TP4 VHDX) OS.

    UPDATE 07/20/2016 - Boot from VHD is now the only option. Documentation is being updated to reflect the following: A WindowsServer2016Datacenter.vhdx is included in the download package. You can boot into this VHDX, and then use as the base operating system for your Azure Stack POC deployment.

    -Charles


    Charles Joy [MSFT] http://blogs.technet.com/b/charlesjoy/


    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 5:27 PM
  • Hi,
    I did not see the expiry notification after installing updates and deploying Azure Stack. Thanks for the reply.

    - Abinaya
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 5:33 PM