000016803 - Migration from windows 2003 to 2008 loops windows activation period expired

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Article Number000016803
Applies ToEnvision (All Currently Supported Versions)
Windows 2003 to 2008 upgrade
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IssueMigration from windows 2003 to 2008 loops windows activation period expired
How to correct windows 2008 activation message
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In order to identify why are you receiving this error you must access the server in question and from a command prompt
C:\windows\system32 run > Type slmgr.vbs -ato (this activates the server)
Below you will find in this case why you are not able to activate the server.

Proceed to run > slmgr.vbs -ckms (this clears and KMS entry you may have)

3.Type slmgr.vbs -upk (this removes any product key installed)

4.Type slmgr.vbs -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx (where the x's is the product key you wish to use)

5.Type slmgr.vbs -ato (this activates the server)

After these steps everything is now showing as activated

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