Windows 2k8 R2: Not genuine anymore


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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Chris SandriniSenior System EngineerAsked:
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Ganga SagarL2 support engineerCommented:
just open  regedit, HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\spldr

and check the value it should be 0
Chris SandriniSenior System EngineerAuthor Commented:
If you mean the start value then it is 0
Chris SandriniSenior System EngineerAuthor Commented:
I suspect it has something to do with wrong permissions / acl on C:\Windows\System32
Chris SandriniSenior System EngineerAuthor Commented:
I did an Upgrade repair installation. Now everything works again.

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Chris SandriniSenior System EngineerAuthor Commented:
No one else was able to give me a solution to that question
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