Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are unactivating themselves


  • Hello,

    I have several servers all running Server 2008 and 2008 R2.  Periodically, about once a week, I will find that one of them has become deactivated.  This has happened to all of them at one time or another so it is not unique to just one specific server.  I am using a MAK to activate them and in VLSC it says I still have over 20 activations remaining, so that isn't an issue.

    My question is what could cause a server to deactivate?  I checked event logs and didn't see anything in them but I might not be looking for the right thing...

    Thank you!

    Friday, February 01, 2013 5:30 PM