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  • Hello Community,

     

    just wanted to report a strange issue that I had today and earlier this week. Windows 7 / 2008 SP1 is out for some weeks now, and so far I've had good experience with it. There is one issue though that I'd like to share with you in case nobody else has reported it yet.

    It is a known fact that you cannot install the Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) on any Windows 7 SP1 client currently. Microsoft is working on a new setup package for RSAT that will install on SP1, too, but for the time being, you can install RSAT only when no SP1 is present, that is, either install it prior to installing SP1, or, if you forgot and first installed SP1 as I did, uninstall SP1, then install RSAT and eventually install SP1 again.

    That's what I did on Tuesday. Some time after that, suddenly the Windows Activation dialog came up, announcing that my "Preview Copy" of Windows 7 will expire soon, and that I need to buy and install another version of Windows 7. WHOA! I ran the activation wizard from the start menu which made the dialog appear instantly.

    But today that same dialog came back up, telling me that it's only a few hours left until the "Preview Copy" expires. After digging some forums with Google's help, I found out that the solution is re-entering the product activation key. At least the dialog didn't come back since I did, but who knows...

    Of course, I am not using any technical preview version but an x64 DVD version downloaded from the Technet Subscription download portal (plus the appropriate activation key).

    Anybody else had this issue?


    Thursday, March 31, 2011 9:29 AM

Answers

  • Hi everybody,

     

    probably found the solution:

     

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproinstall/thread/22699f87-f9ce-4f03-93e7-958c366c83d0

     

    I too have installed an SP1 beta! The file name of the SP is windows6.1-KB976932-X64-INTL.exe, and I downloaded it on October 14th 2010. Way too old for the up-to-date version of SP1.

    To the user this looks like the whole OS is beta but only SP1 is. I'll uninstall SP1 again now and see if it recovers the system.

    If the issue reappears after installing the final SP1, I'll post again.

     

    Thanks anyway!

    Regards,

    Joe

    Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:21 PM

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  • "Johannes Franke" wrote in message news:17acb8f2-7f1a-462f-9262-5f3c7e3ab781...

    Hello Community,

     

    just wanted to report a strange issue that I had today and earlier this week. Windows 7 / 2008 SP1 is out for some weeks now, and so far I've had good experience with it. There is one issue though that I'd like to share with you in case nobody else has reported it yet.

    It is a known fact that you cannot install the Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) on any Windows 7 SP1 client currently. Microsoft is working on a new setup package for RSAT that will install on SP1, too, but for the time being, you can install RSAT only when no SP1 is present, that is, either install it prior to installing SP1, or, if you forgot and first installed SP1 as I did, uninstall SP1, then install RSAT and eventually install SP1 again.

    That's what I did on Tuesday. Some time after that, suddenly the Windows Activation dialog came up, announcing that my "Preview Copy" of Windows 7 will expire soon, and that I need to buy and install another version of Windows 7. WHOA! I ran the activation wizard from the start menu which made the dialog appear instantly.

    But today that same dialog came back up, telling me that it's only a few hours left until the "Preview Copy" expires. After digging some forums with Google's help, I found out that the solution is re-entering the product activation key. At least the dialog didn't come back since I did, but who knows...

    Of course, I am not using any technical preview version but an x64 DVD version downloaded from the Technet Subscription download portal (plus the appropriate activation key).

    Anybody else had this issue?


    Please post an MGADiag report - there's a possibility that you've accidentally installed Beta software which could cause this problem.
    To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
    Once saved, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
    To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Thursday, March 31, 2011 9:35 AM
    Moderator
  • Okay, the tool identifies the OS as beta, but it definitely is a FINAL build, I'm sure of it.

    The name of the ISO file I downloaded is de_windows_7_ultimate_x64_dvd_x15-66046, maybe this helps? I think X15-66046 is the RTM, sure it it not the beta. I'm a little confused.

    And while we are at it, the activation dialog just came again informing me that there are 14 hours left. Aaaaaarghhh!

     

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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    TTS Error:
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    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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    OGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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    OGA Data-->
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    Browser Data-->
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    Default Browser: D:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
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    Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
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    File Scan Data-->
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watadminsvc.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
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    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watux.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]

    Other data-->
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    HWID Data-->
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      MATS            GBT          
      TAMG            GBT           GBT   B0



    Thursday, March 31, 2011 9:51 AM
  • Just relabeled the thread because this has apparently nothing to do with RSAT...

    new name: Windows 7 SP1 expiring (WGA says it's Beta but I'm sure it's not)

     

    The log details seem to confirm your idea that I have a beta installed:

     

    Evaluierungsenddatum: 01.07.2011 01:59:59 (~ evaluation final date)
    Verbleibende Windows Rearm-Anzahl: 4 (~ remaining rearm count)
    Vertrauenswürdige Zeit: 31.03.2011 11:46:50 (~ trusted time?)

     

    Still I cannot explain how this could happen.

    Thanks for your help!


    Thursday, March 31, 2011 9:57 AM
  • Hi everybody,

     

    probably found the solution:

     

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproinstall/thread/22699f87-f9ce-4f03-93e7-958c366c83d0

     

    I too have installed an SP1 beta! The file name of the SP is windows6.1-KB976932-X64-INTL.exe, and I downloaded it on October 14th 2010. Way too old for the up-to-date version of SP1.

    To the user this looks like the whole OS is beta but only SP1 is. I'll uninstall SP1 again now and see if it recovers the system.

    If the issue reappears after installing the final SP1, I'll post again.

     

    Thanks anyway!

    Regards,

    Joe

    Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:21 PM