In this short post, I will show you how to extend the trial period of Windows Server 2019.
It’s really very easy to do…
First I suggest you check how many days are left before the trial period expires.
You can do this executing the following command in Windows PowerShell:
After executing this command a window will pop up showing you how many days and trial period rearms are left. Among other info you should see something similar:
Timebased activation expiration: xxxxxxx minute(s) (xxxx day(s))
Remaining Windows Rearm count: 6
If you’re close to expiring, you can run this command to extend your trial by another 180 days:
In Windows Server installations you usually have 6 rearms, so you can use it without pay for about 3 years… exceeded this limit … well it’s time to buy a license :-).