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"Your grace period limit has been reached and will not be reset" error when resealing Sysprep.

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Article ID: 151803

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Products

Ghost Solution Suite

Issue/Introduction

When resealing a Microsoft Sysprep file you get an error message telling you "Your grace period limit has been reached and will not be reset" and you cannot proceed.

Cause

You are using a Non-Volume License (such as an OEM License) for Windows which can only be activated a certain amount of times before you have to contact Microsoft for activation assistance.

Resolution

Instead of installing OEM licensed copies of Windows, install volume license copy of Windows so that you don't reach this activation limit. You can also contact Microsoft to see what options you have, if any, for converting your OEM Licenses in to a Volume License.