If you have SQL Server 2008 Trial edition installed, how can you find out how many days are left?

It doesn't seem to be in the Help-About dialog, or anywhere obvious.

edit: Ok, so it did turn out to be in Help-About, see answers...

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Apparently, in Management Studio, under Help > About, you'll find what you're looking for.

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EDIT: Then there's this one too:

To check how many days left for your trial version you can check out the folder under the following path<>\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log... the creation date of the folder would let you know how long you have been using it. Apart from this, i am not aware of any other places in the DB or server that it is maintained.

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  • Ah yes, so it was in Help->About, I just had missed it because of the column widths in the grid that displayed the info. Thanks – codeulike Apr 22 '10 at 8:25

For SQl server you have to use management studio:

Help menu --> About --> Now you will see something like this

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Complete (expires in 127 days) 10.0.2531.0

  • Ah yes, so it was in Help->About, I just had missed it because of the column widths in the grid that displayed the info. Thanks – codeulike Apr 22 '10 at 8:25

When you installed licensed SSMS (Client Tools) and Installed Evolution version of SQL Server then it does not works.

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