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I have SharePoint Foundation 2010 installed a server few months back. We were using it for quite some months and it was behaving nicely. But, one fine day when one user tried to access a site on this server, which he was referencing daily, he got an error saying 'The trial period for this product has expired.'. Being an administrator user I am still able to log in to Central administration. But, none of the sites in site collection are accessible.

I was under impression that SharePoint Foundation 2010 is a free product.

Can anybody help me in this regard ?

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Were you using any of the Standard or Enterprise features? Also, are you certain that you installed just Foundation and not the trial version of Standard/Enterprise? –  Dave Wise May 2 '12 at 15:19
No we are not using any Standard or Enterprise features. Actually i am not sure because i didn't installed it myself but our system team informed me that it is Foundation 2010. –  Amit Tyagi Jun 27 '12 at 9:47

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It is a bug with the health analyzer. See http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepoint2010setup/thread/644ab342-4eaa-468c-95c1-f345a4f65f26 for a quick solution on how to disable that health analyzer rule and thus fix your issue.

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That didn't worked for me at least. Finally i took the backup and restored it on a fresh installation. –  Amit Tyagi Jun 27 '12 at 9:44
you said you took the back up and reinstalled it. What all backup you took? was it the entire site collection backup or only the Content DB backup alone? –  user13751 Dec 21 '12 at 5:54

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