Alternate Credentials

Launching Tools Using Alternate Credentials from a Command Prompt Window

One of the easiest ways to launch tools using alternate credentials is to first launch a Command Prompt with the credentials you want to use. Once the Command Prompt is launched using the alternate credentials, all subsequent commands and tools run from that Command Prompt start using the elevated credentials you provided. Continue reading Alternate Credentials

Microsoft 2008 (R2) extend the activation grade period on expiring

When the 60-day activation grace period is about to expire and end, run the slmgr.vbs script to reset and extend the evaluation period for another new 60-day trial evaluation period, with everything including programs installed and data intact.

Open an elevated privilege command prompt.
Type the slmgr.vbs -rearm, and then press Enter to reset the activation grace period to 60 days.
Restart the computer.

To check the status or time that is left on current activation grace period or evaluation period, run slmgr.vbs -dli command to display the number of days that are left in the current 60-day evaluation period.