Vista: Infinintely Extend Activation Grace Period using Task Scheduler is one of my favorite Vista sites. Yesterday, they posted something that I had in mind for posting on this blog but now they’ve saved me the trouble ;) “Extend Activation Period past 180 days” has step-by-step instructions for using Task Scheduler to legally and permanently delay the Activation requirement. This should work for awhile.. at least until Microsoft decides to release a patch to stop the workaround.

Chrissy is a PowerShell MVP who has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and currently serves as a Sr. Database Engineer in Belgium. Always an avid scripter, she attended the Monad session at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles back in 2005 and has worked and played with PowerShell ever since. Chrissy is currently pursuing an MS in Systems Engineering at Regis University and helps maintain in her spare time. She holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, SuSE Linux, SharePoint and network security. She recently became co-lead of the SQL PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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