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ultrashock Regular Visitor
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180 days evaluation copy has expired - help with licensing PowerBI Report Server

Till today we used PowerBI Report Server evaluation version for 180 days.

Suddenly it stops working, without any errors, but when I checked the .log files I realized that the license had expired.

 

Now we have 2 options:

  1. To use PowerBI Desktop version for the reports;
  2. To buy e license key.

 

Question 1: In our company only few people use PowerBI - 2-3 viewers and only me - creator and manager of the reports. Can you advise me what to do with the licensing, how does it cost for our situation and what are the steps?

 

Question 2: Is it possible to restore the .pbix files (reports) from the server, are they located somewhere and how to restore it?

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ultrashock Regular Visitor
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Re: 180 days evaluation copy has expired - help with licensing PowerBI Report Server

Just run the installation of the PowerBI Server again, I think repair in Add or Remove Programs works too, than choose Developer mode and it works again. Than you can export your .pbix files.

 

This is working solution, because I couldn’t find any other way to recover the report files.

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BrookBracewell Frequent Visitor
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Re: 180 days evaluation copy has expired - help with licensing PowerBI Report Server

I appear to be in the same boat. I wil be moving to the Power BI product as it is more cost effective. but I need to retreive my .pbix files

ultrashock Regular Visitor
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Re: 180 days evaluation copy has expired - help with licensing PowerBI Report Server

Just run the installation of the PowerBI Server again, I think repair in Add or Remove Programs works too, than choose Developer mode and it works again. Than you can export your .pbix files.

 

This is working solution, because I couldn’t find any other way to recover the report files.

BrookBracewell Frequent Visitor
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Re: 180 days evaluation copy has expired - help with licensing PowerBI Report Server

Thanks for the advise, it would definitly have some legs, if there was not errors in the repair process- it does not seem happy with the .exe file and is failing to load up.  

 

I will have to get back to the drawing board and work out the problem there.

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stpnet Established Member
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Re: 180 days evaluation copy has expired - help with licensing PowerBI Report Server

it is possible to extract the PBIX files directly fomr the backend DB if you need to

 

See this

 

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Report-Server/Access-report-files-after-evaluation-period-expired/m...