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An error occurred while the wizard was checking the current Windows product license

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

Source: Microsoft Support
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Symptom


When trying to establish a terminal session to a Windows 2003 x64 Terminal Server you receive the following error:





Windows Product Activation



A problem is preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer.  Error Code: 0x80040057

The following error event may also be logged in the event log:

Event Type:       Error
Event Source:    Windows Product Activation
Event Category: None
Event ID:          1000
Description:  An error occurred while the wizard was checking the current Windows product license. Error Code: 0x80040057
Cause


Available system resources, load and timing are contributing factors to the error condition. The condition should be temporary and the error condition cleared upon client connect retry.
Resolution


Microsoft is aware of this issue and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
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Article ID: 970988 - Last Review: 05/08/2009 19:58:14 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition

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