[Box Backup] XP license for Chris to enable VSS development
Sat, 04 Apr 2009 02:17:24 +0200
As discussed in the thread "Long path names, open files, etc", Chris
metioned that "an XP license would definitely be a great help in that
regard [of starting development of Volume Shadow Service for copying
open and locked files in a consistent manner]."
Does anybody with interest in VSS have an unused (UK/US) XP Pro or Home
license for Chris? Or would people at least be willing to donate to buy
a license? I would be happy to donate 30 EUR towards that end, in case
we do not find a license in another way.
Alternatively, there are free VMs available for download from Microsoft
 (not sure though whether they include the VSS component!), or
Windows Server 2008 which runs for 240 days without activation .
From the page:
> If you need more time to evaluate Windows Server 2008, the 60 day
> evaluation period may be reset (or re-armed) three times, extending
> the original 60 day evaluation period by up to 180 days for a total
> possible evaluation time of 240 days. After this time, you will need
> to uninstall the software or upgrade to a fully-licensed version of
> Windows Server 2008.
Hints on how to use the download to create a bootable CD are here .
In case anybody is still doubting the usefulness of VSS on Windows,
perhaps these success stories for complete disaster recovery change you
Thank you in advance for your consideration, Achim