We saw a lot of discussions around the “The trial period for this product has expired”. We had two issues with that message in MSX2010 and MSF2010.

Issue 1: Just a false alarm and documented here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/joerg_sinemus/archive/2010/07/14/microsoft-sharepoint-foundation-2010-and-microsoft-search-server-express-2010-trial-period-has-expired.aspx

Issue 2: Trying to use the Secure Store Service in MSX2010 is not possible from the beginning. For this issue we need a hotfix and that is now available with the August cumulative update circle.

How were the repro steps?

1. Navigate to central admin and click Manage service applications

2. Here click to manage the Secure Store Service:


3. Result



To solve this problem you need to download the hotfix from here:

The kb article 2276336 will be available later: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2276336