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  • Are you getting windows activation error 0xc004c003 or 0xc004c002 while updating windows server 2008, 7/8 and vista
  • Are you looking for a solution for this error?

You may get the following error messages when activating windows server 2008, vista, windows 7 and windows 8.

0xC004C003: The activation server determined that the specified product key has been blocked.
0xC004E002: The Software Licensing Service reported that the license store contains inconsistent data.

Cause:

This error occurs when incorrect permissions are set on the Tokens.dat file or this file is damaged or corrupted or deleted by malicious programs. Another reason for this error is corrupted or damaged registry files, missing system files as dll, sys, inf, vxd, ocx and other files, outdated drivers and malicious programs running inside PC as virus, Trojan, malware and spyware.


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How to fix error 0xC004C003/0xC004E002?

In order to fix this error go through the following ways.

1. Set the correct permission for Tokens.dat file. In order to set correct permission do the following steps.

a. Open command prompt as administrator
b. Type the following command and press enter.

For Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008:
icacls %windir%\serviceprofiles\networkservice\appdata\roaming\microsoft\softwarelicensing /grant “BUILTIN\Administrators:(OI)(CI)(F)” “NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(OI)(CI)(F)” “NT Service\slsvc:(OI)(CI)(R,W,D)”

The correct permissions for tokens.dat should look like this output from icacls:

tokens.datNT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(I)(F)
BUILTIN\Administrators:(I)(F)
NT SERVICE\SLSVC:(I)(R,W,D)

For Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2:
icacls %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform /grant “BUILTIN\Administrators:(OI)(CI)(F)” “NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(OI)(CI)(F)” “NETWORK SERVICE:(OI)(CI)(F)”

The correct permissions for token.dat should look like this output from icacls:

tokens.datNT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(I)(F)
BUILTIN\Administrators:(I)(F)
NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE:(I)(F)
c. Close the Command Prompt window.

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You can use Advanced System Repair Tool to fix this error smartly. This tool optimizes various areas of your PC and improves PC speed. It makes deep scan of your PC and listed all the problems along with a Fix All button. It repairs registry settings, missing system files, driver problems, remove virus, Trojans, malware and spyware and diagnose startup to improve PC speed. In order to fix 0xc004c003 or 0xc004c002 error from your PC you must have Advanced System Repair Tool utility installed on your PC.
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