troubleshooting Question

Event ID 7000, Server 2012 Fail to activate

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I have a Server 2012 DataCenter server and it won't activate.  Odd thing is I installed this server three years ago and obviously I activated it.  Now, three years later, I get called because the place is a mess and this is the first thing I notice.  The Server 2012 DataCenter is not activated.  When I try to activate, I get Event ID 7000 about the Software Protection Manager didn't start in a timely manner.  When I try to start it, it won't start.  So, I can't activate the server.  I am using the correct key and I'm striking out on resolving this.

Any ideas?


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