Online Activation of Windows Server 2008 Times Out

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Subject: Online Activation of Windows Server 2008 Times Out
Posted by:  Tony Selke (TonySel…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009

I recently installed two Windows Server 2008 VMs on a 2008 Core Hyper-V
server - one is a Web and the other is a Standard Edition.  I used the
TechNet ISOs and keys during the installation.

After installation, I successfully got then on the network and online and
downloaded all pertinent updates from Windows Update.  My network icon in the
tray says I have Local and Internet access.

Every time I try to "Activate Windows now," I get this error:

Code:  0x800705B4
Description:  This operation returned because the timeout period expired.

Can anyone give me an idea of what's going wrong here?  Why can't I activate?

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