I’m getting the following error on one of mw Windows 2003 servers:
Windows Product Activation
Some system Files are missing or damaged. You cannot log on at this tine.
Please use your installation CD to reinstall or repair Windows. Error Code:
Background: This server has been running on Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition
for almost two years now and was successfully activate during the original
installation of the OS. The server has the latest Microsoft patches and
updates applied as well as the latest Antivirus updates. For no apparent
reason that I can find, when I tried to login to the server this morning I
received the aforementioned error. I cannot log in either directly at the
Server or via terminal servers. I have successfully connected to the server
via another server’s Management Console and checked all event logs but can
find nothing out of the ordinary (other than a reference to the “Windows
Product Activation error” I just received). All services, devices, drives
and applications and the server seem to be running just fine! I checked the
MS knowledge base but there is no reference to this error.
Any assistance or suggestion will be greatly appreciated!