Moved server 2008 R2 VM - now 'this copy is not genuine' and Windows activation status 'not available'
I recently moved four server 2008 and one Win 7 VM to a new ESXi box. Three of the servers and the Win 7 VM are working perfectly. One of the servers is now saying that it's not genuine. All of these VM's have been activated for two years.
When I run slui.exe 4, I get a generic 'an error has occurred' with error code 0x80070241.
Have you tried to re-activate it?
Open command prompt with Elevated Priv, and run the command:
slmgr.vbs /ipk [product-key]
See if you can reactivate it.
Jabez Gan [MVP] - http://www.msblog.org Contributing Author for: (Sybex) MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration Study Guide: Exam 70-643
Hi, to understand the error code, you can execute:
slui 0x2a 0x80070241
For me, this returns:
Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source.
You may need to verify the health of the slssvc / sppsvc
and also the tokens.dat
Is the affected server activated with MAK or KMS ?
(KMSclients are generally more tolerant and will usually reactivate themselves)
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