Windows 2003 Activation - False activation expirey

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Baron Tancred, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. I`ve just had a win2003 server fail. The error message was:
    you have not activated windows within the grace period. etc etc etc.

    The server refused to allow any connections, the website it was hosting
    failed, so I`m not too happy.

    The server was activated many months ago. I rebooted the server, to try a
    safe mode boot, but luckily I missed the prompt and the box booted properly,
    and I ws able to log in and run without any problems.There`s no hint of an
    activation problem, and oobe/msoobe /a confirms that the box is activated.
    Anyone have any clues as to what might be going on, and how to stop it...

    The server is a Dell 1850, and was built by installing windows 2003, and
    restoring a full NTBackup of another Dell 1850 server (including system
    state). Both servers had been ativated.

    Any ideas to prevent this happening again ?

    David Cook
    Baron Tancred, Feb 9, 2005
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