Can't log into my server.  Windows product activation error

Posted on 2012-09-12
Last Modified: 2013-05-30
I have a windows 3003 server box that was running fine until i installed windows office on it.  I was having issues with MS word, so i went to uninstall it and did a REPAIR.  the repair finished and it asked me to reboot.  Once it came back up, i press Alt+Ctrl+Delete, type in my login and i get a windows product activiation error that says A problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the license for this computer.  Error code: 0x8007007e.

I tried RDP, i tried a console login, i can get only get in through safe mode.  I tried to uninstall Office in safe mode, but it won't allow me to.  I am assuming its related to office, but only bc it was the last thing i did before it stopped working.  

Any ideas?
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    Here is the same issues but for Windows XP the same steps are done for Windows 2003 Server

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