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Visual Studio . net trial installed on max pc's

Hey,

I'm a student from Belgium, and on my stage we have to work with SQL
Reporting Services. One of the requirements is Visual Studio .net. So we
ordered the trail version a week ago and installed it on our computers (2).
Then we found out that Reporting Services didn't work on our OS. So we
installed it on a Windows 2003 server. One day later the guys from the IT
called our server back because they gave us the wrong laptop, the one we used
was for other testing purposes. So we had installed .net 3 times without
using it. Now we have a new laptop that we can use for our test with
reporting services but when we try to activate Visual Studio .net we get the
warning: "According to our records, this copy of Visual Studio .net Trail
2003 - English has already been activated on the maximum number of computers
allowed."

Now is my question: Is there a possibility to activate it on our new server?
We don't need the versions on the other pc's, so we can deactivate them if
necessary. We still have a trial period of around 50 days I think. What can
we do to use VS .net?

Jul 21 '05 #1
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Stef,

I had a computer crash after installing and using a trial version as well.
I found Microsoft support to be very willing to assist me. I had purchased
one of the MSPress books that came with trial software. Shortly after
installing the trial software my computer crashed. After explaining the
situation, they were kind enough to ship me another version (would probably
do download as well).

You may also want to consider the express versions which are free, but I
don't know if they support reporting services off the top of my head.

Sean

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Hey,

I'm a student from Belgium, and on my stage we have to work with SQL
Reporting Services. One of the requirements is Visual Studio .net. So we
ordered the trail version a week ago and installed it on our computers
(2).
Then we found out that Reporting Services didn't work on our OS. So we
installed it on a Windows 2003 server. One day later the guys from the IT
called our server back because they gave us the wrong laptop, the one we
used
was for other testing purposes. So we had installed .net 3 times without
using it. Now we have a new laptop that we can use for our test with
reporting services but when we try to activate Visual Studio .net we get
the
warning: "According to our records, this copy of Visual Studio .net Trail
2003 - English has already been activated on the maximum number of
computers
allowed."

Now is my question: Is there a possibility to activate it on our new
server?
We don't need the versions on the other pc's, so we can deactivate them if
necessary. We still have a trial period of around 50 days I think. What
can
we do to use VS .net?

Jul 21 '05 #2

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