Saturday, 15 April 2017

Windows Server 2008 license activation error 0xC004E002

Or, 0xC004E002 Windows Server 2008 license activation error
Or, Unable to activate Windows Server 2008, error : 0xC004E002

Error Message:
Windows Activation
Windows Must be reinstalled "An unauthorized change was made to windows. Windows must be
reinstalled to activate. Insert the Windows installation DVD or CD into your computer to begin
reinstallation process".

Error Screenshots:























Symptom: Unable to activate Windows Server 2008, error : 0xC004E002.

Possible Reason: Network Service account missing from SoftwareLicensing folder properties

Workaround: We have to assign Network Service Account with full permission at path
C:\windows\serviceprofiles\networkservice\appdata\roaming\microsoft\softwareprotectionplatform

Solution (step by Step):

Browse the path: C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft








Right Click on “SoftwareLicensing” folder > Go to Properties > Security > Edit > Add




















Type Network Services > Click OK















Give Full Permission to Network Service on SoftwareLicensing Folder > Click OK



















Go to Run > Services.msc > Restart Software Licensing Service





Go to Start > Search CMD > Run as Administrator > Type Slmgr /dlv > Enter > Type Slmgr /rilc > Enter









Now you are done, you can check your Computer Properties, License status should be appearing as windows is activated...

In some environment, Activation shows genuine after a reboot...

Cheers, Please write me back if you have any query or feedback.

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