SBS2003 – Re-activation error
Det er set nogle gange, at Windows Small Business Server 2003 pludseligt går i "krampe" og ikke vil logge ind m.v. I den forbindelse er opstået en fejl med meddelelsen om at Windows skal aktiveres. Og det på servere som har kørt i årevis. Der er dem som mener det opstår i forb. med SBS 2003 Transition Pack: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914990 MS had suggested two options. First, they suggested renaming two files to get them out of the way. The only way to do this was through the safe mode command prompt: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wpa.dbl C:\WINDOWS\system32\wpa.bak This had the effect of changing the error message to a more generic WPA problem, but the issue remained. Secondly, they suggested emptying the following registry key, by setting it to '0'. (we could still conect to the remote registry while the machine was on): HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WPAEvents\LastWPAEventLogged This didn't change anything. More out of desperation than inspiration. I went back to the command prompt, removed those files again and immedaitely rebooted from the CD and ran a repair install from it. 2 hours later, I logged in and got the same error message again, but this time clicking 'yes' took me to the activation page. (Thankfully the network drivers were still working). Then all that was left was downloading and re-applying 50-odd patches before dragging myself home a shade before midnight.