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Grace Time Expired - do I need to reactivate?

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  • Hello,

    we have a Core server that's not been used in a few months. When looking to check that it's up to date etc I get notification 0xC004F009 (grace time expired) when running slmgr.vbs -dti.

    Do I need to reactivate the OS or do something about this notification to allow it to update etc (I have entered a new key obtained via our Technet Plus subscription)?

    bananasaregreen
    Tuesday, February 10, 2009 5:05 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    As per KB 942969, the Error 0xC004F009 means that the Software Licensing Service reported that the grace period expired. This issue may occur if the grace period expires before the system is activated. The system is now in Reduced Functionality Mode (RFM).

     

    KB 942969 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942969/en-us

     

    You can perform the following suggestions to active it:

     

    Suggestion 1: Activate using command

    1.    Open an Elevated CMD command prompt.

    2.    Run Slmgr.vbs –ipk <your mak key>

    --->This command install product key(replace existing key)

    3.    Run slmgr.vbs –ato

    --->This command Activate Windows

     

    Suggestion 2: Activate by phone

    1.    Run the command "slui 4" from the Elevated Command Prompt

    2.    Please choose the nearest location where you live, click next

    3.    Call the Activation Department with the telephone number provided by the last step

    4.    Provided them with the Installation ID and they generate a corresponding Confirmation ID.

    5.    Enter the Confirmation ID

    You will be able to activate the Windows Server 2008 Successfully.

     

    If this can’t solve this problem, you need to perform a reinstall for the Server Core.

     

     

    Best regards,

    Vincent Hu

    • Marked as answer by bananasaregreen Wednesday, February 11, 2009 12:17 PM
    Wednesday, February 11, 2009 12:01 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    As per KB 942969, the Error 0xC004F009 means that the Software Licensing Service reported that the grace period expired. This issue may occur if the grace period expires before the system is activated. The system is now in Reduced Functionality Mode (RFM).

     

    KB 942969 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942969/en-us

     

    You can perform the following suggestions to active it:

     

    Suggestion 1: Activate using command

    1.    Open an Elevated CMD command prompt.

    2.    Run Slmgr.vbs –ipk <your mak key>

    --->This command install product key(replace existing key)

    3.    Run slmgr.vbs –ato

    --->This command Activate Windows

     

    Suggestion 2: Activate by phone

    1.    Run the command "slui 4" from the Elevated Command Prompt

    2.    Please choose the nearest location where you live, click next

    3.    Call the Activation Department with the telephone number provided by the last step

    4.    Provided them with the Installation ID and they generate a corresponding Confirmation ID.

    5.    Enter the Confirmation ID

    You will be able to activate the Windows Server 2008 Successfully.

     

    If this can’t solve this problem, you need to perform a reinstall for the Server Core.

     

     

    Best regards,

    Vincent Hu

    • Marked as answer by bananasaregreen Wednesday, February 11, 2009 12:17 PM
    Wednesday, February 11, 2009 12:01 PM
    Moderator
  • Many thanks Vincent - we got it activated using the Confirmation ID obtained over the phone. At least I now know that won't be stopping it updating.

    Regards,
    Michael


    bananasaregreen
    Wednesday, February 11, 2009 12:17 PM
  • Hi,

    I am glad to hear that your problem has been resolved.

    Best regards,
    Vincent Hu
    Thursday, February 12, 2009 2:36 AM
    Moderator