Just returned from a customer where we installed the Final Realease of Operations Manager downloaded from Microsoft Volume License Service Center. After the installation we checked the About window in the Help Menu and as you can see from below it stated that we installed a Eval edition…


To enter your license key so you avoid the Time bomb of 180 days you must use a Powershell cmdlet, start your Operations Manager Shell and enter the Set-SCOMLicense –ProductID command, like:


Enter Y to Confirm the License, and thats it.

Reboot your Management Server, and check the About window in the Operations Console again, and you will see the change:


If you are in doubt of any licenses terms, try the cmdlet Get-SCOMLicense. =  😉

Have a great spring with OpsMgr 2012 and see you in Vegas…