I know this is a German Language Group, but also know a few English speaking
types lurk around. Anyone got any suggestions?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Sharpe, BullDawg" <eschol@remove_this.shinbiro.com>
Newsgroups: microsoft.beta.windows.earlyfeedback.customer_disc ussion
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2008 10:34 PM
Subject: Re: WHS Evaluation Expiration???
> Yes, it was activated immediately after install, well within a couple of
> hours anyway. See attached WHS Expiration.PNG file. I have searched the
> WHS forums, found some similar postings, but no resolution other than a
> server reinstallation. Others reported that sometimes it cleared after a
> reboot, but I have rebooted numerous times, from the WHS console, a Remote
> Desktop Connection, and an attached keyboard and monitor. Also found a
> thread almost identical to my situation, but it was stated as only
> to HP Media Smart boxes. Mine is a home built with an old ECS P4M800Pro-M
> V1.0A motherboard and a P4 506. Got 15 days to see if it clears, then I
> guess I will have to try a server reinstallation.
> I just checked my event log on WHS, and I found this.
> The time service is now synchronizing the system time with the time source
> time.windows.com (ntp.m|0x1|192.168.0.103:123->126.96.36.199:123).
> For more information, see Help and Support Center at
> This event occurred at Sunday, March 9, 4:09pm KST which was Sunday 2:09AM
> EST or EDT in the US. Then the date in my event log jumped to Monday
> 10 for a few entries and then back to Sunday March 9 a few seconds later
> all remaining events till now. It appears this jump ahead and then jump
> back is what triggered the Expiration Warning. Seems as if I have been
> bitten by a Daylight Savings Time bug! Now if I can just find a way out
> without a server reinstallation. Since a reinstall from the DVD by
> setup, not booting from the DVD, will only reinstall the WHS components,
> wondering if that is worth a try? Since Winver reports June 16 as the
> expiration date, it appears the WHS components is what is reporting the
> expiration in 20 days. I have many Addins and other programs, Avast for
> WHS, Perfect Disk for WHS, Hamachi, Skype, and a few more, installed that
> really don't want to have to do again. I have my OEM WHS copy ready to
> install, but have been waiting to see if any problems surface with the
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Sanderson" <email@example.com>
> Newsgroups: microsoft.beta.windows.earlyfeedback.customer_disc ussion
> Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2008 9:33 PM
> Subject: Re: WHS Evaluation Expiration???
>>I don't know what is needed. Was this machine activated already or not?
>> On my home WHS, I see this event:
>> Event Type: Warning
>> Event Source: W32Time
>> Event Category: None
>> Event ID: 36
>> Date: 3/9/2008
>> Time: 2:07:23 AM
>> User: N/A
>> Computer: MCCOYSANDERSON
>> The time service has not synchronized the system time for 86400 seconds
>> because none of the time service providers provided a usable time stamp.
>> The time service is no longer synchronized and cannot provide the time
>> other clients or update the system clock. Monitor the system events
>> displayed in the Event Viewer to make sure that a more serious problem
>> does not exist.
>> For more information, see Help and Support Center at
>> otherwise, nothing out of the ordinary, and no eval ending warnings, but
>> this machine is gold code long since activated.
>> Looking at two WHS machines at work, I don't see anything unusual at all
>> "Bill Sharpe, BullDawg" <eschol@remove_this.shinbiro.com> wrote in
>> news:%23oBMf9dgIHA.5220@baybnewsweb04.SND.RNO.GBL. ..
>>> Just sat here and watched the Network Health Icon in WHS give expiration
>>> notices over a about a 10 minute period. It went to 29 days, then 26,
>>> 24, then 15 and then back to 20. As I said, this all happened over a
>>> minute period. It has now settled at 20 days. Winver says evaluation
>>> expiration is June 16, 2008. This seemed to happen as DST was taking
>>> in the US, I'm in Korea. Is this possibly related? Reboots, both from
>>> attached keyboard and monitor and the WHS console have no effect on the
>>> day expiration warning. Am I hosed? Do I need to do a server reinstall