"advance group policy management" "could not for windows activation service". "enable manually"

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  • I was getting below error.

    "advance group policy management" "could not for windows activation service". "enable manually"

    If you get this error message just install the .net 3.5 from server manager and it will work.

    sometime it will just not install it by checking on server manager.

    So provide alternate path for Windows OS disk. eg: d:/source/sxs

    OS: windows server 2012 R2

    AGPM 4.0 SP3 Server and client component.

    On installation you will not see the change control.

    Now you will see the change control after installing the client.

    Hope this helps you.

    Friday, August 21, 2015 2:28 PM

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your sharing the information. I assume it will be helpful for the person who meets the same error.

    Besides, if you have any problems you could also post. And now we will change your post into the type of discussion.

    Best Regards,

    Mary Dong

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    Monday, August 24, 2015 5:02 AM
  • Thanks for sharing the Information. It saved me much time!

    Best Regards,


    Friday, November 6, 2015 7:25 AM
  • Hi,

    You need to install .Net Framework 3.5

    In Powershell type command:

    Install-WindowsFeature -Name NET-Framework-Core -Source D:\sources\sxs
    Where D:\ is your Windows Server installation media

    Friday, May 13, 2016 3:26 AM