Windows 2003 Activation Not Responding

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Subject: Windows 2003 Activation Not Responding
Posted by:  TheWall (dclaass…
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2009


I have a win 2003 Ent DC converted in Virtual Machine Manager to a Hyper-V
Virtual Machine for a test environment.

It takes very long to boot and when i eventually get into windows and try
and activate it the activation screen never appear. Just a white window.

This server is running all the services like DHCP, DNS, Exchange ex. I have
disabled DHCP and Exchange for now but not making a big difference.

Is there a way to activate windows via command line or in some other way?

Or why will it be stuck on Applying computer settings forever when booting.

I dont think this is a VMM issue but more a Windows server issue