Funny, but I've been reading that same troubleshooting guide myself. I just installed Windows 7 on an old Dell Latittude D800 from the Lite Touch network install disk, and windows refuses to activate.
Looking at previous IT-DISCUSS posts, I see that somebody had success after 'after joining the CAMPUS domain' but attempts to do that (I really don't know how, but some stuff in control panel looked promising...) failed, too.
I changed my computer name, which I thought might help, but that requires a restart, which I did, but the system won't shut down saying it is install update 1 of 22 ... been sayng that for 15 minutes now.
I'd collect my outut, but I'm afraid to really shut off the machine and restart and try again (I'm usually not afraid of computers, this is an anomaly)..
I can tell you, I tried the Quick Fix -- no go
I did this:
C:\> nslookup -q=srv _vlmcs._tcp
and it returned our campus KMS info
I did this, too:
slmgr.vbs -skms kms1.campus.ad.uvm.edu
slmgr -ipk 33PXH-7Y6KF-2VJC9-XBBR8-HVTHH
On Sep 30, 2010, at 12:59 PM, Geoffrey Duke wrote:
> Hi, Larry,
> Office and Windows use a Volume License activation facility to activate
> those products, usually without user intervention. Occasionally, there can
> be issues, usually related to network configuration issues. I have a pretty
> detailed set of instructions for gathering diagnostic information and
> resolving activation problems.
> Please note that I urge folks to collect the diagnostic data. In the
> article, I say:
> I recommend opening a text editor and copying all the commands
> and output into a file, which you can send to us if you need
> additional help resolving the activation issue.
> If you find you still have difficulty after working through the
> troubleshooting steps, we'll need that collected diagnostic info to help you
> identify the actual problem.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Technology Discussion at UVM [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
>> Behalf Of Larry Kost
>> Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 12:19 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: Office Windows activation
>> Right now I am on campus and wired. I did use the installers (copies)
>> from \\files\\mca.
>> On 9/30/2010 12:05 PM, Andrew Hendrickson wrote:
>>> Is the machine on campus?
>>> Connected to the wired network? (Arguably activation should work over a
>> legit authenticated UVM wireless connection, but the question rules out
>> those using a rogue WAP without getting into policy discussions).
>>> Where did you get the installer from? Did it come from \\files\mca?
>>> On Sep 30, 2010, at 11:56 AM, Larry Kost wrote:
>>>> I have a laptop (MSI slim x340) running Windows 7 Enterprise, which I
>> imaged from a similar machine. When I run any of the Office products, I
>> get the message that it isn't activated. I have the option of changing
>> the product key, but I don't know what it is. I have installed many times
>> on other machines without this problem. There is an error code 0x004F074.
>> I haven't had this problem before with this installer.
>>>> I also got a pop up saying that Windows wasn't activated, but I only
>> say that once.
>>>> What's up? I thought that these products were activated automatically.
>>> Andrew Hendrickson
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>>> UVM, College of Arts& Sciences
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