SP1 activation issue solved

Although we have not yet approved Vista SP1 for distribution via WSUS, I have worked with the beta and recently installed the release version via Windows Update. After the install, though, I was seeing errors when my system tried to renew its activations against our KMS.

When I ran slmgr -dli, it reported that my version of Vista was Enterprise Edition but also Retail Channel. I posted a message on the MS Vista installation and Setup forum, and a helpful Mr. Gorter suggested I change the product key, as documented in the Volume Activation 2.0 Deployment Guide.

I updated the product key and successfully activated against the KMS. I will be keeping an eye out for the next opportunity to install SP1 to check the product key before and after install.

Sr. System Administrator at the University of Vermont

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