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Error Activating Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine [duplicate]

I currently have a license key for Windows Server 2012 R2. I used it on a Virtual Machine on my Mac. Im now ready to transition from testing to deployment. But I wanted to test one more time, so i ...
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Server 2012 R2 Activation errors - OEM_SLP

I have inherited a Dell Power Edge R320 server running for a client and it is complaining that it is not activated. I have gone through the activation process by phone using the automated service and ...
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Windows 7: the product key you entered does not appear to be a valid windows 7 product key

While bulk activating OEM Windows 7 PRO x64 products (we re-image the PCs every three months or so), I always have issues with a couple of machines. The issue I'm facing now is that it reports "the ...
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Can't activate volume license Office 2013 installed on retail Windows 7 via KMS

I have a KMS host in my environment running on Windows 7 Enterprise. It is configured to activate all volume licensed editions of Windows and below and Office 2013 and below. It has received the ...
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How to stop DISM resetting activation?

I have a lab of virtual (Windows 7 Ultimate) machines and want to create a Windows image using MDT 2013 / DISM. When I use the DISM capture-image on the reference machine and DISM apply-image on the ...
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How to activate Windows 7 using sysprep unattend.xml?

How can one activate Windows 7 deployed via an image through SysPrep using an unattend.xml file? This is the code I've written so far: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <unattend ...
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Broken activation of Windows Server 2012 [duplicate]

I inherited non-activated Windows Server 2012 Standard. So I purchased retail version "OEM Win Svr Std 2012 R2 x64 CZ 1pk DVD 2CPU / 2VM" and tried to activate it with product key. With this key, I ...
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Event Viewer Warning: “Installation of the Proof of Purchase from the ACPI table failed. Error code: 0xC004F057”

I have Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard running on a Dell PowerEdge T320. The server is near one month in use as a domain controller. I've noticed this warning entry showing in the Application log ...
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Convert activated windows server 2012 std on Hyper-V guest to ESXI virtual machine

I've activated Windows Server 2012 on Hyper-V virtual machine (guest) and i want convert it to VMware virtual machine on ESXI server My question is "Can i do it without activate Windows again ...
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Windows Server 2008: “not genuine” - performance impact?

Is it possible that not activating a copy of Windows Server 2008 might have a performance impact, specifically over TCP? Background: I've been provided with a Windows Server 2008 Oracle VM. It ...
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Virtual Windows 2008 Server Activation with ESX

I had a decommissioned server (Dell PE2950) that we could still use, it had OEM Windows 2003 Std on it but wanted to use it as a new host with VMware ESX5 to put a couple legacy severs on it. I wiped ...
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Windows server 2012 standard activation fails with 0x80072EE2

I am facing a weird problem trying to activate a virtual server running windows server 2012 standard edition: in the end it ends up with 0x80072EE2 error (which should be a timeout). The key is ...
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corporate version of Windows 7 Ultimate no longer genuine after P2V migration [closed]

Windows 7 Ultimate edition on my corporate laptop no longer genuine after P2V migration... I tried slui utility but it did not help. It asks me to either enter / buy a new key or contact Dell ...
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Activate Windows 8 with Server 2008 R2 KMS Host

I have a KMS host running Server 2008 R2 sp1. I have licenses and a KMS host key for Windows 8. I would like to use my existing server to activate these licenses. I've successfully applied the update ...
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Xen Server expired cannot activate free (greyed out) [closed]

we have installed axenserver and my employee misssed to activate ist, now the 30 days period is over and we cannot activate the free version because the button is greyed out. is there any chance to ...
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Will a Windows 8 KMS key allow older operating systems to be activated?

To put our Windows 8 KMS key onto our KMS server running Server 2008 R2, it appears that we first need to remove the existing Windows 7/Server 2008 key. Is this the case? If so, do the new Windows ...
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Deactivate Win XP SP3

I'm attempting to deactivate a Windows XP SP3 install in order to test configuration scripts. I've tried to modify the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current ...
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MAK - Activation via WDS - Error code: 0xc004f038

I'm setting up a WDS server in a domain where it's said that MAK is being used for activation of the Windows 7 clients. Now, I'm getting this error 0xc004f038 which seems to be related to KMS and ...
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“Show me other ways to activate” is disabled?

I have installed an instance of Win Server 2008 R2 on a Virtual machine. This machine is purposefully on an isolated environment (no internet) for testing purposes. I need to activate the machine ...
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Can I create a pre-activated Windows 7 image

I have a large batch of laptops that all have identical hardware. Right now each laptop has its own backup image (ie Norton Ghost) that contains the installed OS as well as all the relevant software. ...
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Silently Installing the Windows Genuine Advantage Tool

I need to be able to silently download and install Windows Genuine Advantage. Where can I download it and What is the command line for silent installation? I am surprised it's so hard to find this ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 Virtual Lab Activation strategies?

I have a ESXi server that I use for testing, however, I am often needing to create additional Windows Server virtual machines. Typically, if I do not need a VM for more than 30 days, I simply do not ...
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Sysprep rearm set to 1 and shouldn't have been. Any workarounds for automatic activation prior to the 30 day period?

I work for a fairly large school. We are deploying 850 tablet PCs to students starting tomorrow (Windows 7 Enterprise with a MAK). We have imaged all of these machines with our standard student image ...
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slmgr.vbs supress dialog

We use a batch file with the following content to activate our windows domain computer after imaging: slmgr.vbs -ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX slmgr -ato This works well, but there is a ...
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Preserving Windows 7 activation data on a corrupt system when the user has lost their reinstall CD

When doing technical support. People don't always have their reinstall CD, that seems reasonable... So I get an ISO of their version and edition from off of MSDN. What files do I need to copy over ...
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Identify un-activated servers

I've been on a bit of a roll this week and have deployed around 30 fresh installs of Windows Server 2008 R2 using our Datacentre license, inside a VMWare environment. However, what I've gone and ...
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Windows Activation in Amazon EC2

I'm trying to activate Windows 2008 Server in Amazon EC2 as described here: https://forums.aws.amazon.com/message.jspa?messageID=185874#185874 I'm trying these two amazon addresses, for my server's ...
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MS Server 2003 Activiation Loop

Recently we had a motherboard failure on a terminal server so we replaced the faulty motherboard, re-setup the RAID arrays (same motherboard but still wouldn't recognize old RAID setup) and continued ...
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SBS 2008 reinstall on new machine

We purchased a single license on Windows Small Business Server 2008 for a medical office, and soon after a power fault caused the server to overload, destroying the power supply and motherboard. I ...
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OEM to Virtual Machine for Diaster Recovery / Business Continuity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We are trying to deploy a Business Continuity Appliance (Zenith BDR) for a customer and one of the features is the ...
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Is it possible to deactivate Windows Server 2008 R2?

Is it possible to deactivate Windows Server 2008 R2 or Server 2008 for that matter and take back the key so to speak?
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Windows 2008 R2 Pre-Activated Template (SYSPREP)

I am trying to configure a template image for Windows 2008 R2 that is pre-activated. I have read through numerous sources that say to use the Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP\SkipRearm option, however ...
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OCT file and office 2010

I need to customize installations of Microsoft Office 2010 and was told that I need to use an "OCT" file. What is an OCT file? Could someone show me an example of using one?
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Windows activation system

I have a discussion with my friend about windows activation. Statement 1 Windows activation is always same on the same hardware, meaning you can reactivate windows license unlimited number of times ...
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Hyper-V Guest OS activating question [duplicate]

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 DC and inside this I have 10 Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition SP2. If I understand correctly, I can run as many OS as possible, but how do I activate these OSEs? ...
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phpBB: How to handle spammy registrations?

I'm managing a phpBB-based forum that gets hit hard by spammers signing up fake accounts. To combat this, we enabled "administrator activation required", but it's not working so well: When a new user ...
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How do you make Windows 7 & Windows Server2008 VMs not want to re-validate?

How do you make Windows7 and Windows Server VMS not want to be re-activated? I have a computer lab full of machines that start up a Windows XP, Windows 7, or Windows Server2008 VM for each student, ...
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Office 2010 KMS question

I have deployed a KMS server in our environment which does different versions of Windows but also Office 2010. Regarding office 2010 and its expiration, what is the max time? For Windows clients it ...
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Windows 2003 activation nightmare, changed hardware

I backup some of my windows servers about 3 times a day because of the large amount of data that changes on it. I had a hardware failure that killed one of my machines, and now I have a problem. I ...
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Activating Windows 7: KMS vs. MAK

What are the differences (and maybe pros and cons) of KMS and MAK license activation for Windows 7?
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Windows 7 “Not genuine” after imaging Z200 computers

We created images from Windows 7, loaded on a HP Z200 workstation. We have added all our software we need on this image and then, sysprep'ed it. So now, when I push the image thru Zenworks on my 5 ...
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Changing the VM memory size and Windows Activation

How often am I allowed to change the memory size for a Windows 7 VM (guest) before it requires reactivation? Other than using Snapshots - is it possible to make Windows 7 aware that it's running ...
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Could my 64-bit server be somehow identifying itself as a 32-bit server?

Has anyone ever heard of a 64-bit OS identifying itself as a 32-bit OS? We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 development server. We've been trying to activate it with a product key from MSDN, but it ...
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Creating Answer File For Windows 7 Deployment

We use Dell Computers here and we are wanting to create a standard Desktop Image for Deployment. We only have the OEM copy of Windows 7 Professional that ships with each system. I understand about ...
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Moving Vmware Workstation VM to another host causes reactivation

I need to find a solution for developers using virtual environments with VMWare Workstation 7. We develop in different and incompatible environments. Presently almost a week is lost when modifying a ...
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Upgrading hardware and converting current host OS to a VM - any catches? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I am currently using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my dev machine (where I am writing this post from). I also currently ...
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Windows Server 2003 Trial Activation Issue

I have a Windows Server 2003 (R2 Enterprise with SP2) VM, originally installed with a trial license. We forgot about the server, and now more than 120 days has passed, and I can't do anything with the ...
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How do I change the product key for Windows Server 2003 R2?

I have installed Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (x86) onto a machine and activated it using the wrong product key. Is there a procedure to reenter and reactivate Windows with the correct key ...
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Who can I complain to about MS Product activation service [closed]

Ok, I'm fuming after having to deal with a MS Support Rep to do a product activation; and now I need to complain to someone. Has anyone found an actual phone number or e-mail address at Microsoft I ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise Activation

I borrowed a Windows 7 Enterprise disk from work because it hasn't been released to the general public yet and installed it on a personal machine. I got the machine all setup with my programs then I ...