I have a sharepoint 2010 installation that I have been using on a trail version while my boss orgnised a movl subscribtion which would include sharepoint. Thats done now and last week the activation key was put into sharepoint. This did work as i could not install office web apps until the server was a full licecned prouduct.

Now today all the sites that i created during the trial period are erroring and telling me ....

The trial period for this product has expired.

Troubleshoot issues with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation.

Correlation ID: db3adbce-1c76-44e0-bd10-883868241106

Date and Time: 8/13/2011 10:48:46 AM


Help Please I dont want to have to rebuild everything again :(

Thanks for any advice


  • DO NOT UNINSTALL OFFICE WEB APPS on sharepoint2010 ,It takes the whole freaking sharepoint 2010 and iis with it .... BALLS!!!
    – Dave
    Commented Aug 13, 2011 at 13:55

1 Answer 1


I'd recommend that you run the SharePoint config utility on each wfe & app server in your farm to see if that cleans it up. You can run it from:

Start > All Programs > Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products > SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration

  • or -

from the command-line:


NOTE: psconfig.exe can be found in Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\14\bin on the drive where you installed SharePoint.

  • Hi Rob thanks for the reply, i just had a small hickup and unistalled my sharepoint while uninstalling the office web apps ( which i was recomemded to do on a different forum.... i now have found this and know its a BIG mistake not reading prompt boxes fully.... vinaybhatia.blogspot.com/2011/06/… ill mark you answer as answered and will bookmark your link incase i get it on the rebuild. Thanks
    – Dave
    Commented Aug 13, 2011 at 13:58
  • ROb I believe your post was in answer to my delete sharepoint comment, i thought orginall it was for the main topic. I just ran the sharepoint products configuration wizard and its all back up and working!! Thank you for the pointer!! Saved me hours of hassel and work!
    – Dave
    Commented Aug 13, 2011 at 14:40
  • This fixed the trial error ...retrohack.com/sharepoint-2010-trial-period-expired
    – Dave
    Commented Aug 13, 2011 at 14:41

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