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Windows Server 2016/2019/2022 Evaluation: How to extend the Trial Period

Last modified: March 12, 2024
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In this blog post I will show you how to extend your trial period to three years. The evaluation version of Windows Server 2016 / 2022 is valid for 180 days and you can convert your trial version to retail.

After installing, you can try it out for 180 days. After 180 days you and your system will run into troubles for sure. But the good news is: You can extend the period to another 180 days up to 3 years.

Extending the Trial Period​

First, take a look at your desktop. You should see the countdown in the corner down right.

First, take a look at your desktop. You should see the countdown in the corner down right.

				
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Important Note

The evaluation version may not be used for commercial purposes. Have fun playing with the Windows Server 2016 Evaluation Version! 

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