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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
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.
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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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