SBS 2008 activation issue

Hi Guys,

Got a issue here, I have a sbs 2008 which has activated before, but for some reason it shows not activate now, when try to re-activate it, received an error message saying that the service is not started. Check on services, the software licensing service is stopped, when try to start it, receive the following message:

Windows could not start the software licensing service on local computer.

Error 0*800700b7: Cannot create a file when that file already exists.


Any idea?


Thanks in advance.
bifa23Asked:
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R. Andrew KoffronCommented:
call microsoft they'll help you sort out licensing stuff free,  especially if one of the automatic updates seems to have broken it (what it sounds like to me).
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Sajid Shaik MSr. System AdminCommented:
check the dependency services are started ?

rightclick the service in properties - select dependancy services- check wether all services are runnig...

and check windows updates..

evne the issue remails call microsoft for telephonice activation..

all the best
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Is it showing SBS is not activated or Exchange?  There is a known issue with Exchange advising that the server is not activated, after an update:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2010/01/26/exchange-2007-activation-tool-is-available-for-small-business-server-2008.aspx
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bifa23Author Commented:
Thanks guys,

I have check the dependancy services, it already started, I also received an error messages when run a system update: code 80072EE2 windows update encountered an unknown error.

Any other ideas?
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bifa23Author Commented:
Microsoft did solve this for me, Thanks Harel66
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