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UNInstall db2 code on Win2K

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Hi,
We only purchased db2 udb license for AIX platforms. So I have to install
the DB2 UDB Version8.1 tried code on my laptop (Win2k). I haven't used it
for a long time. When I tried to bring the db2 instance up this week, I
found I already past the expiration date. I ran uninstall/reinstall db2 code
a couple of times, but I was always told - no valid license key.
=======
2005-03-11-13.23.19.879000 Instance:DB2 Node:000
PID:2160(db2syscs.exe) TID:1316 Appid:none
oper system services licRequestAccess Probe:2

SQL8008N The product "DB2 Enterprise Server Edition" does not have a valid
license key installed and the evaluation period has expired. Functions
specific to this product are not enabled.

=====
C:\IBM\SQLLIB\BIN>db2licm -l
Product Name = "DB2 Enterprise Server Edition"
Product Password = "DB2ESE"
Version Information = "8.1"
Expiry Date = "Expired"
Registered Connect User Policy = "Disabled"
Number Of Entitled Users = "5"
Enforcement Policy = "Soft Stop"
Number of processors = "1"
Number of licensed processors = "1"
Annotation = ""
Other information = ""
===========
I knew sometimes the NT uninstall process might leave some pieces. I checked
the NT Registry Editor, env variables, services, directories, ..., anywhere
I could think of. I also checked with uninstall documentation. No luck -:(

Does any one meet similar scenario? Does anyone have any idea? Dose any one
know if IBM Support supports this kind of problems?
Thanks,
FRX
Nov 12 '05 #1
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"Fan Ruo Xin" <fa*****@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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Hi,
We only purchased db2 udb license for AIX platforms. So I have to install
the DB2 UDB Version8.1 tried code on my laptop (Win2k). I haven't used it
for a long time. When I tried to bring the db2 instance up this week, I
found I already past the expiration date. I ran uninstall/reinstall db2 code a couple of times, but I was always told - no valid license key.


Did you try the Windows Add/Remove programs?
Nov 12 '05 #2

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Sounds like you may have a trial version. If you do have a full-blown
version, try using the db2licm command with the -a option against the
license key in your full-blown image.

Larry Edelstein

Fan Ruo Xin wrote:
Hi,
We only purchased db2 udb license for AIX platforms. So I have to install
the DB2 UDB Version8.1 tried code on my laptop (Win2k). I haven't used it
for a long time. When I tried to bring the db2 instance up this week, I
found I already past the expiration date. I ran uninstall/reinstall db2 code
a couple of times, but I was always told - no valid license key.
=======
2005-03-11-13.23.19.879000 Instance:DB2 Node:000
PID:2160(db2syscs.exe) TID:1316 Appid:none
oper system services licRequestAccess Probe:2

SQL8008N The product "DB2 Enterprise Server Edition" does not have a valid
license key installed and the evaluation period has expired. Functions
specific to this product are not enabled.

=====
C:\IBM\SQLLIB\BIN>db2licm -l
Product Name = "DB2 Enterprise Server Edition"
Product Password = "DB2ESE"
Version Information = "8.1"
Expiry Date = "Expired"
Registered Connect User Policy = "Disabled"
Number Of Entitled Users = "5"
Enforcement Policy = "Soft Stop"
Number of processors = "1"
Number of licensed processors = "1"
Annotation = ""
Other information = ""
===========
I knew sometimes the NT uninstall process might leave some pieces. I checked
the NT Registry Editor, env variables, services, directories, ..., anywhere
I could think of. I also checked with uninstall documentation. No luck -:(

Does any one meet similar scenario? Does anyone have any idea? Dose any one
know if IBM Support supports this kind of problems?
Thanks,
FRX


Nov 12 '05 #3

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"Mark A" <no****@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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"Fan Ruo Xin" <fa*****@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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Hi,
We only purchased db2 udb license for AIX platforms. So I have to install the DB2 UDB Version8.1 tried code on my laptop (Win2k). I haven't used it for a long time. When I tried to bring the db2 instance up this week, I
found I already past the expiration date. I ran uninstall/reinstall db2 code
a couple of times, but I was always told - no valid license key.


Did you try the Windows Add/Remove programs?


I did remove first, then reboot.
Thanks,


Nov 12 '05 #4

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"Larry" <la***@nospam.net> wrote in message
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Sounds like you may have a trial version. If you do have a full-blown
version, try using the db2licm command with the -a option against the
license key in your full-blown image.
Yes, I have to use a trial version untill we signed ESL with IBM. Right we
only have db2 license on AIX platform.
Thanks,

Larry Edelstein

Fan Ruo Xin wrote:
Hi,
We only purchased db2 udb license for AIX platforms. So I have to install the DB2 UDB Version8.1 tried code on my laptop (Win2k). I haven't used it for a long time. When I tried to bring the db2 instance up this week, I
found I already past the expiration date. I ran uninstall/reinstall db2 code a couple of times, but I was always told - no valid license key.
=======
2005-03-11-13.23.19.879000 Instance:DB2 Node:000
PID:2160(db2syscs.exe) TID:1316 Appid:none
oper system services licRequestAccess Probe:2

SQL8008N The product "DB2 Enterprise Server Edition" does not have a valid license key installed and the evaluation period has expired. Functions
specific to this product are not enabled.

=====
C:\IBM\SQLLIB\BIN>db2licm -l
Product Name = "DB2 Enterprise Server Edition"
Product Password = "DB2ESE"
Version Information = "8.1"
Expiry Date = "Expired"
Registered Connect User Policy = "Disabled"
Number Of Entitled Users = "5"
Enforcement Policy = "Soft Stop"
Number of processors = "1"
Number of licensed processors = "1"
Annotation = ""
Other information = ""
===========
I knew sometimes the NT uninstall process might leave some pieces. I checked the NT Registry Editor, env variables, services, directories, ..., anywhere I could think of. I also checked with uninstall documentation. No luck -:(
Does any one meet similar scenario? Does anyone have any idea? Dose any one know if IBM Support supports this kind of problems?
Thanks,
FRX

Nov 12 '05 #5

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Fan Ruo Xin wrote:
I knew sometimes the NT uninstall process might leave some pieces. I
checked the NT Registry Editor, env variables, services, directories, ...,
anywhere I could think of. I also checked with uninstall documentation. No
luck -:(

Does any one meet similar scenario? Does anyone have any idea? Dose any
one know if IBM Support supports this kind of problems?


Complete uninstall info for Windows is here:

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview...f-8&lang=en+en

If that still doesn't help, let us know.

Thanks,
Nov 12 '05 #6

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"Darin McBride" <dm******@naboo.to.org.no.spam.for.me> wrote in message
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Fan Ruo Xin wrote:
I knew sometimes the NT uninstall process might leave some pieces. I
checked the NT Registry Editor, env variables, services, directories, ...., anywhere I could think of. I also checked with uninstall documentation. No luck -:(

Does any one meet similar scenario? Does anyone have any idea? Dose any
one know if IBM Support supports this kind of problems?
Complete uninstall info for Windows is here:

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview...f-8&lang=en+en
If that still doesn't help, let us know.

Thanks,


After I removed the db2 trial code, and with reboot, with the help from an
NT expert. When none of them can help with my situation, I called one of my
friends and he sent me the above link. I followed the each step from the
documentation. But after reinstalled trial code, still got "Expired"
message. I drop/recreate the instance, could not get away this message
either.
Thanks,
FRX
Nov 12 '05 #7

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"Fan Ruo Xin" <fa*****@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message news:_i8Zd.4776
After I removed the db2 trial code, and with reboot, with the help from an
NT expert. When none of them can help with my situation, I called one of my friends and he sent me the above link. I followed the each step from the
documentation. But after reinstalled trial code, still got "Expired"
message. I drop/recreate the instance, could not get away this message
either.
Thanks,
FRX

Almost all software vendors design their trial code on Windows so that you
cannot uninstall and reinstall after the first trial period is over to get
around the expiration of the trial period.

They do this by storing hidden files or registry entries that know you have
previously run the trial software. Sometimes you can get around this by
editing the Windows registry to remove all references to DB2. Or there may
be other hidden files that you can search for on your system where DB2 keeps
track of your previous trial install date.
Nov 12 '05 #8

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"Mark A" <no****@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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"Fan Ruo Xin" <fa*****@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message news:_i8Zd.4776
After I removed the db2 trial code, and with reboot, with the help from an NT expert. When none of them can help with my situation, I called one of my
friends and he sent me the above link. I followed the each step from the
documentation. But after reinstalled trial code, still got "Expired"
message. I drop/recreate the instance, could not get away this message
either.
Thanks,
FRX

Almost all software vendors design their trial code on Windows so that you
cannot uninstall and reinstall after the first trial period is over to get
around the expiration of the trial period.

They do this by storing hidden files or registry entries that know you

have previously run the trial software. Sometimes you can get around this by
editing the Windows registry to remove all references to DB2. Or there may
be other hidden files that you can search for on your system where DB2 keeps track of your previous trial install date.


Thank you, Mark. I was thinking the same thing, maybe when a trial code keep
installing on the same server, the number of installation times will be
saved somewhere. But I ever installed db2 udb version7.2 trial code on the
linux a couple of times, never met this problem before. The difference
between windows and unix/linux, is we can trust the remove procedure, which
can clean the software code totally on Linux or unix platform.
I never heard Oracle would keep track of the installation of trial code
either.
Nov 12 '05 #9

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Actualy when you uninstall (using the uninstall script), on Linux, not
ALL is removed. You still have to remove an entry that is made in
/etc/services and remove the /var/db2 folder.

Just my 2 cents

Christos

Fan Ruo Xin wrote:
"Mark A" <no****@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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"Fan Ruo Xin" <fa*****@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message news:_i8Zd.4776
After I removed the db2 trial code, and with reboot, with the help from
an
NT expert. When none of them can help with my situation, I called one of


my
friends and he sent me the above link. I followed the each step from the
documentation. But after reinstalled trial code, still got "Expired"
message. I drop/recreate the instance, could not get away this message
either.
Thanks,
FRX


Almost all software vendors design their trial code on Windows so that you
cannot uninstall and reinstall after the first trial period is over to get
around the expiration of the trial period.

They do this by storing hidden files or registry entries that know you


have
previously run the trial software. Sometimes you can get around this by
editing the Windows registry to remove all references to DB2. Or there may
be other hidden files that you can search for on your system where DB2


keeps
track of your previous trial install date.

Thank you, Mark. I was thinking the same thing, maybe when a trial code keep
installing on the same server, the number of installation times will be
saved somewhere. But I ever installed db2 udb version7.2 trial code on the
linux a couple of times, never met this problem before. The difference
between windows and unix/linux, is we can trust the remove procedure, which
can clean the software code totally on Linux or unix platform.
I never heard Oracle would keep track of the installation of trial code
either.

Nov 12 '05 #10

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