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Activation Loop After Completing the SBS 2003 Transition Pack

We've seen a few cases now where a server is in an activation loop (activation never completes successfully and you are continually prompted to activate on reboot) after either:

Upgrading via the SBS Transition Pack
Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition to SBS 2003 or
From Evaluation Version SBS 2003 to Full Package Product (FPP) SBS 2003.
All of these scenarios have identical symptoms.  The behavior is as follows:

The Windows setup process completes and after the last reboot when you try to login
You receive a prompt requesting to activate the server to be able to continue.
You will get the following error:


When you click YES, nothing happens and you are thrown back to the Windows logon screen (press ctrl-alt-del to logon).

** This is very important to note, the activation wizard NEVER starts up. **

If you check the Application log of the server (from Safe Mode or from a remote machine) you will see an event similar to this one:



Event Type: Error
Event Source: Appl…

Disable Metro in Windows 8 Preview

For many, the Metro interface is a problem and would like to have the desktop similar to Windows 7 and other previous versions. Here is a registry edit to disable Metro UI.
1. Open regedit by typing regedit at the Start screen. 2. Navigate toHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer 3. Modify the RPEnabled key to a “0” instead of the default “1”. 4. To return to the Metro UI, just change the value back to a “1”.