Azure AD P2 free trial requires school or organisaion account??

SAitken 1 Reputation point

I've had endless issues with the accounts handling on Azure. It is utterly diabolical, and here I am now with yet another problem.

I'm following an AZ-104 course, which has suggested I get a trial version of the Azure AD P2 account, so I can keep up with the course as it goes through the full range of features.

After clicking the 'Activate AZURE AD PREMIUM P2' button, I got an email with a 'Start Free Trial' button.

Upon clicking that button, it took me to the ubiquitous Microsoft login screen, then told I cannot login because it requires a school or organisational account.

So, what do I do? How do I activate Azure AD P2 trial?

If I try to go through the process again through Azure, it tells me I can't because "You have already activated this trial before".

I have not activated anything at all.

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  1. Siva-kumar-selvaraj 15,601 Reputation points

    Hello @SAitken ,

    Thanks for reaching out.

    It must work with both account types like: Organization and school accounts, If Azure portal says "You have already activated this trial before" which mean respective Azure AD tenant might have already utilized trial Azure AD PREMIUM P2 license by other users who are part of same Azure AD directory in past so Trial license can't be used more than once.

    Alternative, you could try using EMS( ENTERPRISE MOBILITY + SECURITY E5) trial from Azure portal this EMS plan includes "Azure AD Premium P2" feature as well as. Hopefully, this way you could continue exploring Azure AD P2 features and EMS E5 trial includes 250 licenses and will be active for 90 days beginning on the activation date.


    If non of these works for you then I would recommend you to create new Azure AD tenant and avail free trial subscription to explore Azure AD features.

    Hope this helps.

    Please "Accept the answer" if the information helped you. This will help us and others in the community as well.

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  2. Garry Lowther 21 Reputation points

    Will not recognise my password when clicking the blue "Start your trial >" button in the e-mail with this link:

    I assume it is because you assume this is a work account, which it is not. It is my developer account.

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