SQL Server evaluation period has expired

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Today Morning, when I switched my Virtual Machine for Denali CTP1 and I was unable to login and received the following error Message

TITLE: Connect to Server
Cannot connect to WIN-8Z9VLH1HA5G.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 – Could not open a connection to SQL Server) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 2)

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&EvtSrc=MSSQLServer&EvtID=2&LinkId=20476

SQL Server evaluation period has expired SQL Server Event ID 17051 SQL Server evaluation period has expired

I was shocked as I supplied the valid credentials and server name and still got this message. Immediately I checked the Event Logs and see the following error iin eventvwr, which confirmed that SQL Server Denali CTP 1 has been expired and I can not use it anymore.


SQL Server evaluation period has expired SQL Server Event ID 17051 SQL Server evaluation period has expired

But these is something wrong here as I never received such notification stating that your Evaluation version will expried it X days soon, please renew ASAP.

So, if you also using CTP1 and CTP 2, please check your SQL Server Expiration date to avoid this sort of shock.

Check my previous post, When SQL Server Evaluation Edition will Expire

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