The problem: We did not realize Active Directory had to be updated to the latest DC Functional level in order to use the newer KMS offered in WS2012. We had installed the KMS software, discovered the limitations and uninstalled it. However during this process it seemed to mess up the local activation.
Steps & Notes:
Started an elevated command prompt
I ran –ipk (key)
I then ran –apo
I received a notification telling me the key was registered successfully.
I ran slui 3 and the system registered itself, thus clearing the error notifications and activating the system.
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