Solved

re-installed server 2008 standard x64

Posted on 2011-03-03
5
334 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have had to reinstall my Server 2008 Standard x64 onto the same server, same volume, newly formatted partition.  And now it wont activate.  It says "The count reported by your KMS is insufficient.  What can I do to get this to activate?

Thanks,
Chris
0
Comment
Question by:arshmon
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Justin Yeung
ID: 35033749
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:schwabdale
ID: 35037537
The easiest way may be to contact the microsoft activation hotline.
Windows activation: (888) 571-2048
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
arshmon earned 0 total points
ID: 35095336

I was able to resolve my issue.  I am not sure what I did when I installed the OS, but it wanted a KMS license and would not accept my MAK license.  So I sysprep'd the machine with the MAK license and then it would activate.  SO I am good to go now!

Thanks for your suggestions.
0
 

Author Comment

by:arshmon
ID: 35095413
I do not object.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:arshmon
ID: 35135826
I was able to resolve my own problem.  No points should be rewarded.  

This is a great KB you have here!  Keep up the good work!
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
A procedure for exporting installed hotfix details of remote computers using powershell
This tutorial will give a an overview on how to deploy remote agents in Backup Exec 2012 to new servers. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as connecting to a remote Back…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

821 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question