Topic Last Modified: 2008-03-18

This topic provides information about how to troubleshoot the license expired warning on a Hub Transport server when you start the Exchange Management Console. When you start the Exchange Management Console on an Exchange 2007 Hub Transport server, you may get a warning for "License Expired" for your Exchange 2007 Edge server, although you have already entered a valid product key on the Exchange 2007 Edge server.

This issue may occur if you have not re-subscribed the Exchange 2007 Edge server after entering the product key.

Before You Begin

To perform this procedure, the account you use must be delegated membership in the local Administrators group. For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.


To resolve the problem, re-subscribe the Exchange 2007 Edge server by following these steps:

  1. On a Hub Transport server, remove the existing Edge subscription by running the Remove-EdgeSubscription cmdlet. This action only has to be taken on the Hub Transport server. For more information about removing the existing Edge subscription, see How to Remove an Edge Subscription.

  2. On the Edge server, use the New-EdgeSubscription cmdlet to generate a new subscription file to export. For more information about generating a new subscription file to export, see How to Export an Edge Subscription File.

  3. Import the new subscription file to a Hub Transport server by using the Exchange Management Console or by running the New-EdgeSubscription cmdlet. For more information about importing the new subscription file, see How to Import the Edge Subscription File.