Sorry about the typo, it is meant to be import. I have now managed to get this sorted. I bought a 1 year License and the license file has been imported and only got acknowledged by avast after a couple of system reboots.My Avast now works, But my question still is, how to uninstall avast from the system if WHS(mine is a Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo home server 1900 and DOES NOT have a graphics display card on the motherboard by design).This means that i can't attach a monitor can not reboot into safe mode(can't see safe mode)System is only managed remotely via management console and/or rdp. As & when i decide to uninstall avast and can't do that from console or add/remove program , how do i then uninstall? Surely Avast must have a solution? There have to be a different solution other than the uninstall utility?
I have also, more or less, experienced the same problems.
I've got a Fujitsu-Siemens 2205 and missed the Avast demo period with a few days.
First of all the Avast Add-In was unresponsive in all ways (until I set back time to before the 27th when it expired).
The Add-in refused to uninstall my Avast installation due to... well something...
The Avast Add-in panel (with date setback) refuses to take my license file
Fortunately I found this thread and by starting Avast WHS on the server (with all alarmbells saying to keep out of the server) I managed to install the license file. And then I could set a correct date again.
Hopefully this manoeuvre hasn't corrupted any backups or other important files on the server.
Therefor a small note to the Avast developers:
First of all, I've been using Avast for approx five years and are really happy with it - It's just that the WHS Edition isn't really working by WHS standards.
The Windows Home Server is supposed to be administrated from the WHS Console, and NEVER EVER on the server itself. Therefor a WORKING add-in is essential.
There must be some kind of strange bug that completely locks access to the proper GUI (Yes, the Add-In pane) to enter a valid license and I'll keep my eyes on this thread for the solution (as well as a PROPER way of uninstalling Avast from my WHS, If I ever should feel like it)