If you need to get your expired Microsoft SQL evaluation demo version to run for a few more days or a few more weeks, this is the video for you.
You may see an error that says:
Evaluation Period Has Expired.
Windows could not start the sql server on local computer for more information see service specific error code 17051
We show you how to easily get around the SQL evaluation period has expired by resetting the date on your computer to when SQL eval was functional and then making a simple registry change, before correcting the computer date.
If you can’t start your SQL service especially if you see error SQL service this may also be the problem.
We explain how to extend SQL evaluation in a a few easy steps.