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How can you get the server to tell you how much time is left on a Windows Server 2008 evaluation installation?

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Run the Slmgr.vbs script that is in the System32 folder. Use the -dli switch to run this script:

slmgr.vbs -dli

The command displays the number of days that are left in the current 60-day evaluation period.

Source: Microsoft Support article 948472 - How to extend the Windows Server 2008 evaluation period

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I have to wait until this evening to try it, but look for the green check mark sometime before UTC midnight (bust the cap!) if it works :) –  Joel Coel Aug 24 '09 at 20:33
    
Thanks Joel! But it's not a problem. I will not reach the cap today. I like moderating more than hunting for points at the moment. –  splattne Aug 24 '09 at 20:40
    
I said: "at the moment." ;-) –  splattne Aug 24 '09 at 20:41

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