Windows 2003 Server Eval Copy Expired and Files Stranded

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Jim Dandy, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. Jim Dandy

    Jim Dandy Guest

    I was wondering how to get access to my expired Windows 2003 Server so
    I can transfer files off the machine to another machine on my network.
    I decided not to purchase a copy of this product and want to reinstall
    windows 2K server on the machine. I have a bunch a pictures on it
    (ones I took with my digicam). I forgot I had this stuff on there when
    I did the upgrade to the eval w2K3 version. I can access the machine
    locally by booting into safe mode, but booting into safemode with
    network support causes the stupid expiration message to appear.
    Typical MS tactic to force you to buy their software after you test it
    for them and are forced to send information every time you reboot the
    machine.
    Any ideas out there?
    Thanks!
     
    Jim Dandy, Feb 18, 2004
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    Gino Guest

    Install another OS in a new folder, even another W2K3 eval.
     
    Gino, Feb 19, 2004
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    Mark Guest

    Remove the hard drive from the box and put it into
    another machine (runnign Windows 2000 SP3 or above, XP or
    Windows 2003) and just copy the files across to another
    drive.

    The only thing you may have to do here is take ownership
    of the folder and set the permissions so that you can
    access it.

    As long as the files are not encrypted you will be away
    laughing.

    Cheers
     
    Mark, Feb 19, 2004
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