Windows must be activated.

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Ray234, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Ray234

    Ray234 Guest

    I have a user that was trying to open their PST file in Outlook, and it was
    showing that it could't be accessed. I tried to RDP to the server, and it
    gave me a message that "This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft
    before you can login... Do you want to activate now?". I clicked cancel last
    week when it happened, and it rebooted the server. All was fine after
    reboot. I clicked No today, and it logged off the RDP session. The user
    still can't access the PST file, and I can't RDP to the server. It is
    several years old, so it's not a new installation issue. Any ideas?
    Ray234, Sep 23, 2008
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  2. Hello Ray234,

    Some time ago MS added license keys to the list of "cracked" ones. Maybe
    yours is also on it. I would phone MS support to clear it. If you have a
    correct license it will not be a problem.

    ..pst files on network drives are not recommended or supported from MS. You
    will get problems this way.

    Also make sure that the .pst is not read-only.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber, Sep 23, 2008
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