|Subject:||Server 2003 Error/Issue|
|Posted by:||Mark Finn (email@example.com)|
|Date:||Sun, 26 Apr 2009|
After installing MS Updates and rebooting one of our 2003 servers yesterday,
I received a ntoskrnl.exe missing or corrupted error. I did everything in
my power to correct this, but to no avail.
I finally made the decision to repair the OS. This seems to have gone
smoothly and the server is back up and running. However, there is a catch.
During the repair, I was asked for the product key. I entered the product
key and all appeared well at first. The server booted up and prompted me
for a login. Upon logging in as Administrator, I was asked to activate the
product. I selected "Yes" and it logged me out and left me at the login
prompt. From what I have read in the MS KB, this is indicative of the
product not being activated in a timely manner. Since this was a repair,
and not a fresh install, this doesn't make sense. Unfortunately, this is
where I'm stuck. The server is up and running, all of the services appear
to be running, and I can map drives via the network. I just can't log in.
Is there a way to activate the product without being able to log in? I
would imagine, since I found the KB article describing this exact issue,
that there is a fix, right?
Any help on this matter would be appreciated.