Windows 2008 Server Trial How To Activate & Extend the Trial

To activate your Windows 2008 server trial which gives you 180 days:

  1. Start -> Right Click (My Computer).
  2. Click "Activate Windows now"

To renew your license for 6 days (can be done 3 times):

  1. Start -> Type this command:
  2. slmgr.vbs -rearm
  3. Wait a few minutes until it says it is successful (unless you get that message it has not worked or been done)
  4. Restart

Note that if you don't activate your Windows on time each hour it will log you off and physically power itself down (a big pain for servers in a datacenter or remote location of any sort).


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