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Windows 2k8 R2: Not genuine anymore

Posted on 2016-08-26
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Hi

The server was running fine for many months but now suddenly it shows that the OS is not genuine anymore. The Software Protection service is not running. And I can not start it anymore

It is in German but it basically says: Cannot start Software Protection because The system cannot find the file specified.
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by:Ganga Sagar
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hi
just open  regedit, HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\spldr

and check the value it should be 0
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by:Chris Sandrini
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If you mean the start value then it is 0
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by:Chris Sandrini
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I suspect it has something to do with wrong permissions / acl on C:\Windows\System32
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I did an Upgrade repair installation. Now everything works again.
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No one else was able to give me a solution to that question
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