With some System Center 2012 products like Service Manager the install GUI requires you to enter a license key. While this is annoying during the install process this is nice in that it makes sure that you don’t forget to enter a license key. With Operations Manager 2012 the installer does not prompt for a license key and by default all installs are technically 180 day evaluation copies. This is fine except eventually you will log into the OpsMgr console and see the following:
This can be a little scary especially when you are seeing this in a production environment.
The official Microsoft instructions for adding a license key can be found here.
You will need to run the following powershell commands on each of your SCOM Management servers:
Launch Powershell Run as an Administrator
Type the following:
Set-SCOMLicense -ProductID “Enter your license key here”
The Microsoft instructions then tell you to run:
Get-SCOMManagementGroup | ft skuforlicense, version, timeofexpiration -a
For me this would consistently return the following result with the Management server still appearing to be running a Eval copy:
However if you reboot the management server and rerun the commands you should see something like this:
So the reboot seems to be key after running through all the steps above.