Instant Karma for taking a break from work to attend Tech Ed 2008..
Return my “office” which is affectionately known as the Data Center to find the R & D computers acting strangely. A reboot of all the machine is in order which fixes all but one virtual machine. The offending VM is the R & D Performance Point and ProClarity server and the error message is a ambiguous:
“A Problem Is Preventing Windows From Accurately Checking the License for this Computer“.
I have no idea what caused this issue but by the volume of search results it appears that it is more common then I expected. There are a number of resolutions suggested and many did not seem to fit – they were geared towards either XP machine or the result of a server upgraded. Finally I found some search results that suggested to boot to Safe Mode and then reregister the following dlls:
To register the dll use the following command from the command line:
Regsvr32 “dll name”
For example to register licwmi.dll use the following command:
You should receive a message box with success or failure status for each dll. Once I registered each dll I rebooted and was able to successfully start a log on session. This solution showed up in many different search results so thanks to whomever fixed this. Hopefully this will help others.