The SharePoint team has discovered a bug with Service Pack 2 (SP2) that affects all customers that have deployed it for SharePoint Server 2007. During the installation of SP2, a product expiration date is improperly activated. This means SharePoint will expire as though it was a trial installation 180 days after SP2 is deployed. The activation of the expiration date will not affect the normal function of SharePoint up until the expiration date passes.
To work around this issue customers will need to re-enter their Product ID numbers (PID) on the Convert License Type page in Central Administration. This KB article will be available within the next 48 hours for detailed steps.
For more on this issue, see this posting on the SharePoint Team blog.
More to come,
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