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Please, where on Microsoft website can I download a 180 day trial version of server 2008 that will last 180 days?

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    Mikoyan Guest

    Please, where on Microsoft website can I download a 180 day trial version of server 2008 that will last 180 days?

    I want to download Server 2008 180 day trial version for study purposes. I
    have virtual pc 2007 so I need 32 bit version. My problem is the trial
    version I get from Microsoftv website doesn't have a product key, so it
    expires too quickly. I know I can 'rearm' to extend it's life, but this is
    proving frustrating.

    Please, where on Microsoft website can I download a 180 day trial version of
    server 2008 that will last 180 days?

    Thanks for any help, Anastas


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    VanguardLH Guest

    Re: Please, where on Microsoft website can I download a 180 day trial version of server 2008 that will last 180 days?

    Mikoyan wrote:

    > I want to download Server 2008 180 day trial version for study purposes. I
    > have virtual pc 2007 so I need 32 bit version. My problem is the trial
    > version I get from Microsoftv website doesn't have a product key, so it
    > expires too quickly. I know I can 'rearm' to extend it's life, but this is
    > proving frustrating.
    >
    > Please, where on Microsoft website can I download a 180 day trial version of
    > server 2008 that will last 180 days?
    Oh, you trying to convince us that you have never heard of Google. Uh huh.

    http://www.google.com/search?q=%2B%2...08%22+%2Btrial

    Was the first hit in the results list for me (might be the 2nd for you if
    the results show sponsored links).

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    Mikoyan Guest

    Re: Please, where on Microsoft website can I download a 180 day trial version of server 2008 that will last 180 days?

    Thanks for the reply.
    is the exact place I downloaded the trial version I mention in the original
    post. It needs 're-arming' after just 10 days - the following is a direct
    quote from the link you sent me:

    "How to manually rearm the 10 day activation grace period
    When the initial 10-day activation period nears its end, you can run the
    Slmgr.vbs script to reset it back to 10 days. To do this, follow these
    steps:

    1. Click Start, and then click Command Prompt.

    2. Type slmgr.vbs -dli, and then press ENTER to check the current status of
    your activation period.

    3. To reset the activation period, type slmgr.vbs -rearm, and then press
    ENTER.

    4. Restart the computer.

    This resets the activation period to 10 days, and can be used up to five
    times. After this you will need to either activate or reinstall the
    evaluation."

    As my maths tells me 5 x 10 days = 50 days, so hardly a 180 day trial
    version is it?

    So my original question stands - is there a 180 trial version of Server
    2008?
    "VanguardLH" <V@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:hgr7en$flm$1@newsgroup

    > Mikoyan wrote:
    >

    >> I want to download Server 2008 180 day trial version for study purposes.
    >> I
    >> have virtual pc 2007 so I need 32 bit version. My problem is the trial
    >> version I get from Microsoftv website doesn't have a product key, so it
    >> expires too quickly. I know I can 'rearm' to extend it's life, but this
    >> is
    >> proving frustrating.
    >>
    >> Please, where on Microsoft website can I download a 180 day trial version
    >> of
    >> server 2008 that will last 180 days?
    >
    > Oh, you trying to convince us that you have never heard of Google. Uh
    > huh.
    >
    > http://www.google.com/search?q=%2B%2...08%22+%2Btrial
    >
    > Was the first hit in the results list for me (might be the 2nd for you if
    > the results show sponsored links).

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    Steve Jain Guest

    Re: Please, where on Microsoft website can I download a 180 day tr

    Here?:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    "Mikoyan" wrote:

    > Thanks for the reply.
    >>
    > is the exact place I downloaded the trial version I mention in the original
    > post. It needs 're-arming' after just 10 days - the following is a direct
    > quote from the link you sent me:
    >
    > "How to manually rearm the 10 day activation grace period
    > When the initial 10-day activation period nears its end, you can run the
    > Slmgr.vbs script to reset it back to 10 days. To do this, follow these
    > steps:
    >
    > 1. Click Start, and then click Command Prompt.
    >
    > 2. Type slmgr.vbs -dli, and then press ENTER to check the current status of
    > your activation period.
    >
    > 3. To reset the activation period, type slmgr.vbs -rearm, and then press
    > ENTER.
    >
    > 4. Restart the computer.
    >
    > This resets the activation period to 10 days, and can be used up to five
    > times. After this you will need to either activate or reinstall the
    > evaluation."
    >
    > As my maths tells me 5 x 10 days = 50 days, so hardly a 180 day trial
    > version is it?
    >
    > So my original question stands - is there a 180 trial version of Server
    > 2008?
    > "VanguardLH" <V@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:hgr7en$flm$1@newsgroup

    > > Mikoyan wrote:
    > >

    > >> I want to download Server 2008 180 day trial version for study purposes.
    > >> I
    > >> have virtual pc 2007 so I need 32 bit version. My problem is the trial
    > >> version I get from Microsoftv website doesn't have a product key, so it
    > >> expires too quickly. I know I can 'rearm' to extend it's life, but this
    > >> is
    > >> proving frustrating.
    > >>
    > >> Please, where on Microsoft website can I download a 180 day trial version
    > >> of
    > >> server 2008 that will last 180 days?
    > >
    > > Oh, you trying to convince us that you have never heard of Google. Uh
    > > huh.
    > >
    > > http://www.google.com/search?q=%2B%2...08%22+%2Btrial
    > >
    > > Was the first hit in the results list for me (might be the 2nd for you if
    > > the results show sponsored links).
    >
    > .
    >

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