Hi there. I just moved up to Win Server 2008 x64 (version 6.0.6002). It's a new server with a fresh install with software I've had on the shelf for a few years, but didn't need until now with the pending 2003 implosion.
It's the only server I have, so I know it must be MAK activated. When I try to activate, it fails with "The product key you have entered does not appear to be a valid Windows Server product key". I know the key is good as I have tested it with the Volume Activation Management Tool, which confirms it is a MAK key, and it has one activation valid and waiting to be used.
I've also made activation attempts through the command prompt, all of which have failed.
I have attempted to apply hotfix 2757817, but it fails with "The update does not apply to you system".
I have attempted to apply hotfix 2885698, but it fails with the same message as above.
I also have one recurring update (Internet Explorer 9), which has already been installed but keeps trying to install.
I believe I may have the solution to getting this machine activated, but I can't apply it since the updates I have just mentioned will not run.
I've exhausted google, and have no more answers. I am a tech, but I don't know it all so I'm asking for help.
One more idea:
1. My exact version number is 6.0.6002.18005 (GDR - updates only). As a possible solution, how would I get my version to move to 6.0.6002.22xxx (LDR - updates and hotfixes) so this will be taken care of for me automatically?
I have to go to work. If anyone can help, I'd really appreciate it.