Server 2008: Microsoft Software Licensing Service has stopped working
I have Windows Server 2008 installed on a Dell Vostro 1700 notebook, actually on the second hard drive as the first has Windows Vista SP1 on it. When I installed Windows Server 2008 I opted to not provide the license key until later as I can copy and paste it once in the OS from my MSDN subscription page. When the OS was installed and I'd installed the NVIDIA drivers and a few roles and features I noticed I get an error Window stating that the Microsoft Software Licensing Service has stopped working. Attempting to start the service within the Services control panel applet succeeds for a few seconds and then I'm presented with the same error. Without this service running I cannot enter my license key and activate my copy of Windows Server 2008 (RTM). Below is the diagnostics report from the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool which I saw was referred to in other posts. Any help would be greatly appreciated... Thanks, Doug Holland Diagnostic Report (1.7.0069.0):-----------------------------------------WGA Data-->Validation Status: GenuineValidation Code: 0Online Validation Code: 0x80070426Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80070426Windows Product Key: *****-*****-VWXK6-X8JC9-BFGM2Windows Product Key Hash: Q7VNC5MPxsgeWiB92qo4qftsxCk=Windows Product ID: 92573-082-2500115-76690Windows Product ID Type: 1Windows License Type: KMS ClientWindows OS version: 6.0.6001.2.00030110.1.0.007CSVLK Server: N/A, hr = 0x80070005CSVLK PID: N/A, hr = 0x80070005ID: {A20A1D00-6245-41FC-8CB8-CE0D1D362D76}(1)Is Admin: YesTestCab: 0x0WGA Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002Product Name: Windows Server (R) 2008 StandardArchitecture: 0x00000009Build lab: 6001.longhorn_rtm.080118-1840TTS Error: Validation Diagnostic: Resolution Status: N/A WgaER Data-->ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002 Notifications Data-->Cached Result: N/AFile Exists: NoVersion: N/A, hr = 0x80070002WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002 OGA Data-->Office Status: 109 N/AOGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-2920-80070002_025D1FF3-282-80041010_025D1FF3-170-80041010_025D1FF3-171-1_025D1FF3-434-80040154_025D1FF3-178-80040154_025D1FF3-179-2_025D1FF3-185-80070002_025D1FF3-199-3 Browser Data-->Proxy settings: N/AUser Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Win32)Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeDownload signed ActiveX controls: PromptDownload unsigned ActiveX controls: DisabledRun ActiveX controls and plug-ins: AllowedInitialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: DisabledAllow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: DisabledActive scripting: AllowedScript ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed File Scan Data--> Other data-->Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{A20A1D00-6245-41FC-8CB8-CE0D1D362D76}</UGUID><Version>1.7.0069.0</Version><OS>6.0.6001.2.00030110.1.0.007</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-BFGM2</PKey><PID>92573-082-2500115-76690</PID><PIDType>1</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-417597918-1288980900-3735462928</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>Vostro 1700 </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>A06</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20080203000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>55303507018400FA</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Pacific Standard Time(GMT-08:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>DELL </OEMID><OEMTableID>M08 </OEMTableID></OEM><BRT/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002
March 14th, 2008 1:13am

Hello, Based on some research, I find that this problem occurs usually because you don't have the enough permission for the slsvc (Software Licensing) service. I would like to suggest that you take a look at the following post and try these steps (these error messages show the same information), see how it goes. If this error remains, please create a support request at for more help. I hope it helps. Best regards, Chang Yin Microsoft Online Community Support
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March 18th, 2008 4:04pm

there are actually two licensing services,server license and software license, make sure server license is on
June 26th, 2008 9:53pm

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