Server 2003 ask for activation every month RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a Windows 2003 server that hangs up every month. On the screen it says

    "This copy of Windows needs to be activated" The options are Yes, No and Cancel. Yes and No do nothing and cancel shuts down the server.

    This server has been up and running for a few years. This problem just started a few months ago.
    Neither I nor the tech manager for this company were around when this server was purchased. We looked for the license key but all we found was an open license for server 2003. It is a Dell server and we believe the OS came with the server.

    Dell had them try a registry fix last month but that did not help

    We need to know how we can resolve this issue

    Tuesday, February 2, 2010 1:40 PM