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.