A server that had a LiteSpeed demo or trial license which was replaced with a permanent license key is displaying the following message:
"Evaluation Expired!LiteSpeed ... evaluation has expired.
Please contact www.quest.com (or www.imceda.com) for further assistance."
SQL Server account does not have full control on Imceda registry key. When replacing the trial key to the permanent key, it may be necessary to grant permissions to the login running the SQL Server services account on the registry.
Note: Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, Microsoft Knowledge Base article ID 256986: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/
1. Launch regedit from Start | Run. (If using Windows 2000, please launch regedt32 instead, as this will allow you to obtain the Security tab to edit Permissions). Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Imceda\SQLLiteSpeed\Engine
2. Right click and select Permissions, if using regedit
Select Security Menu | Permissions, if using regedt32
3. Add SQL Server services account with Full Control and admin rights on this registry key and close the registry.
4. From Start | All Programs | Imceda | LiteSpeed 2005 | Registration Wizard, re-register LiteSpeed with the permanent key.
5. Run from SQL Server Query Analyzer or Studio Management the following query:
Verify that the output confirms the correct Registration Name.
On the recent versions of LiteSpeed, the number of days that the product has been installed will be displayed. If the days installed is greater than the 15 day trial period, contact SALES.CUSTOMERSUPPORT@QUEST.COM for additional assistance and to obtain an extension of the trial key.
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