During the installation of the 2007 Microsoft Office servers Service Pack 2, a product expiration date is activated incorrectly. This means that any of the products that are listed in the “Applies to” section will expire 180 days after Service Pack 2 is deployed, as if it were a trial installation. The activation of the expiration date will not affect the regular function of these products until the expiration date passes, 180 days after Service Pack 2 is deployed. If the product expires, it will not affect data, configuration, or application code. However, it will make the Office Server product inaccessible for end-users.
Office SharePoint Server Trial with Enterprise Client Access License, or a similar product, is displayed on the Convert License page.
This issue occurs because of the installation of the 2007 Microsoft Office servers Service Pack 2. All installations of this service pack will result in this issue.
To resolve this issue manually, type the product key on the Convert License Type page. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration.
- Click the Operations tab.
- Click Convert License Type.
- In the Enter the Product Key text box, type your product identification number, and then click OK.
- The License Synchronizer Job will run on all computers in the farm after a few moments. After all the computers have updated their license from the timer job, the Convert License Type page will reflect the correct license.