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 Cloud and Datacenter Management & Data Platform MVP who has worked in IT for over 20 years. She is the creator of the popular SQL PowerShell module dbatools, holds a master's degree in Systems Engineering and is coauthor of Learn dbatools in a Month of Lunches. Chrissy is certified in SQL Server, Linux, SharePoint and network security. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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