Using the Domino® server with a trial evaluation license

You can install Domino® with a trial evaluation license or with the traditional production license. There is a production certificate and an evaluation certificate and each has its own install kit. The first time the server is brought up without a production license, a trial license is automatically assigned. The server console displays a message indicating that Domino® does not have a production license, and a temporary evaluation license has been created.

During Domino® server startup, Domino® checks whether you are using a trial version or the production version. If it is a production server install, the server startup process continues as usual. If it is an evaluation version, Domino® checks whether the evaluation period has expired. If the evaluation process has expired, the server startup is terminated and you are prompted to install a licensed version.