Is Visual Studio Community a 30 day trial?
To bypass "30days left must go online to sign-in", sign-in once to Microsoft account, you'll get %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\VSCommon\OnlineLicensing folder that you can copy to offline PCs.
Sign in and the 30 day trial will go away!
"And if you're already signed in, sign out then sign in again." –b1nary.atr0phy
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Information provided below is for educational purposes only! Extending a trial period of Visual Studio Community 2017 might be ILLEGAL!
So let's get started.
Registry key of interest:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Licenses\5C505A59-E312-4B89-9508-E162F8150517\08878. I assume the
08878 subkey may differ from installation to installation (why not, isn't?). I have tested only on my own one. So check other subkeys if you can not match proper values described below. Binary value stored in that key is encrypted with
CryptProtectData. So decrypt it first with
CryptUnprotectData. Bytes of interest (little-endian):
[-15]is a year of expiration;
[-13]is a month of expiration;
[-11]is a day of expiration.
Increasing these values (preferable the year :) ) WILL extend your trial period and get rid of a blocking screen! I know nothing of such a tool that allows to edit encrypted registry values, so my small program in
Windows API looks like:
RegGetValue CryptUnprotectData Data.pbData[Data.cbData-16]++; CryptProtectData RegSetValue
Actual language doesn't matter if you have access to registry and crypto functions in your language. I'm just fluent in
C++. Sorry, I do not publish a ready-to-use code for ethical reason.
In my case, I already was signed in. So I had to
sign out and
sign in again.
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