How to extend the Evaluation Trial Period for Windows Server 2019 & 2022
Here we show you how to extend the Windows Server 2019 & 2022 trial period up to three years! The evaluation version is valid for 180 days, after which you are reminded to purchase a licence and convert your trial version to retail.
After installation and using for 180 days you will eventually experience random messages and even shutdowns. It’s useful to know that you can extend the period to another 180 days, right up to 3 years.
How to Extend
When viewing the desktop, you will see the countdown in the lower down right corner.
Click the Start Menu and Start typing ‘PowerShell’. When you find the PowerShell ISE right click to Run As Administrator.
Once in PowerShell, enter: slmgr /dlv
A popup box will appear, informing you of the remaining time available.
After this enter: slmgr /rearm
You will receive a message the rearm has been successful and to restart your computer.
After reboot and within an administrative PowerShell session, once again
Enter the command: slmgr -dli
This will inform you of the remaining time available once again, showing the rearm has been successful.