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6 replies Latest Post - ‏2012-12-20T15:06:26Z by isocics
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Pinned topic Problem refreshing the trial

‏2012-12-18T16:38:52Z |
My initial trial has run out. I downloaded a new trial. I created an entirely new SMP/E environment with entirely new datasets for this new download. When I try to bring up the CICS regions with these news datasets I still get the old expiration date. What could I possibly have over looked? I updated the CICS and CPSM linklibs and the LPA along with an IPL.
Updated on 2012-12-20T15:06:26Z at 2012-12-20T15:06:26Z by isocics
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Problem refreshing the trial

    ‏2012-12-19T16:38:05Z  in response to isocics
    What is the expiry date you are seeing?
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Problem refreshing the trial

    ‏2012-12-20T06:58:25Z  in response to isocics
    The good news is that the date format is dd/mm/yy, which means you have a trial that will run to 1st April 2013. The bad news is obviously that you spent some time on an extra install you may not have needed. You are not the first person to hit this, so I think we in the lab need to look at if it is possible to use a different, more universal date format in the future - or if not, to at least choose dates that ca't be confused (i.e., 30/01/2013). Sorry for any confusion.
    • isocics
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      Re: Problem refreshing the trial

      ‏2012-12-20T11:51:38Z  in response to SystemAdmin
      This is funny. When installed the trial in October it said the date was
      1/04/2013. Which I misinterpreted as January 4, 2013. Thinking that time
      was up I did an entire reinstall and came up with the same 1/04/2013 and then thought - what is going on here ?? I guess the joke is on me that it
      was much longer than 90 days when I did it in October and I needlessly reinstalled it. January 4, 2013 is just around the corner, I wonder if on
      January 5, 2013 my TS 4.2 trial will be running. Thanks !
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Problem refreshing the trial

    ‏2012-12-20T15:02:03Z  in response to isocics
    I'm assured by the developer of this time-bomb function that it will keep running until April 1st 2013, even if you are based in the US. And that he owes us both a drink if it doesn't (although you may have to come to Hursley for it) :-)

    Apologies again for the inconvenience.
    • isocics
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      Re: Problem refreshing the trial

      ‏2012-12-20T15:06:26Z  in response to SystemAdmin
      O.K. Thanks for helping me out on this.