If the problem is due to the lack of permissions, to solve it you can disable the policy setting (Method A) or edit the permissions to provide the Licensing Service with the necessary permissions (Method B). If the problem is due to the lack of registry keys, see Method C.
Method 1: Disable the Plug and Play Policy
1. Determine the source of the policy. To do this, follow these steps:
a. On the client experiencing the Activation error, run the wizard Resulting policy set by clicking Start, Run and entering rsop.msc as a command.
yes. Visit the following location:
Computer Settings / Policies / Windows Settings / Security Settings / System Services /
If the Plug and Play service is configured through a Group Policy setting , you will see it here with configurations other than Not defined . In addition, you can see which group policy this setting is applying.
2. Disable group policy settings and force group policy to be reapplied.
a. Edit the Group Policy identified in Step 1 and change the setting to "Undefined". Or, follow the section below to add the required permissions for the Network Service account.
b. Force group policy settings to reapply: gpupdate / force (sometimes restarting the client is required)
Method 2: edit group policy permissions:  1. Open the Group Policy that is identified in Method A, Step 1 above, and open the corresponding Group Policy settings.
2. Click the Edit Security button and then click the Advanced button.
3. In the Advanced Security Settings for Plug and Play window, click Add and then add the SERVICE account. Then, click OK
4. Select the following permissions in section Allow and then click Accept :
User defined control
Note : The above rights are the minimum permissions required.
5. Run gpupdate / force after applying the previous permissions to the group policy settings.
6. Verify that the appropriate permissions are applied with the following command:
sc sdshow plugplay
The following are the rights applied to the Plug and Play service in SDDL:
D: (A ;; CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;; ; SY)
(A ;; CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO ;;; BA)
(A ;; CCLCSWLOCRRC ;;; IU)
(A ;; CCLCSWLOCRRC ;;; SU)
S: (AU; FA; CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO ;;; WD)
(A ;; CC LC SW LO CR RC ;;; SU is an access control entry (ACE) that allows the following rights for “SU” (SDDL_SERVICE – User login service)
A: Access allowed
CC: Create child
LC: List of children
LO: List of objects
CR: Control Access
RC: Read control
SU: User login service
Note : If there is no GPO in place, then another activity may be er changed the default registration permissions. To solve this problem, perform the following steps:  On the computer that is out of tolerance, start Registry Editor.
Method 3: Add registration key
1. Copy the entry below as it is in a notebook and save the text file in Profilelist.reg
2. Merge profilelist.reg
3. Restart the server and now try to activate it, it should work fine.
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows NT CurrentVersion ProfileList S-1-5- 18 ]
"Flags" = dword: 0000000c
"State" = dword: 00000000
"RefCount" = dword: 00000001
"Sid" = hex: 01.01.00, 00.00.00.00.05.15, 00.00.00
“ProfileImagePath” = hex (2): 25.00.73.00.79.00.73.00.74.00.65, 00.6d, 00.72.00.6f ,
00.6f, 00.74.00.255.5.5c, 00.73.00.79.00.73.00.74.00, 65.00.6d, 00.33.00 , 32.00,
5c, 00.63.00.6f, 00.6e, 00.66.00.69.00.67.00.5c, 00.73.00.79.00.73 , 00.74.00.65,
00.6d, 00.70.00.72.00.6f, 00.66.00.69.00, 6c, 00.65.00.00.00
[ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows NT CurrentVersion ProfileList S-1-5-19 ]
"ProfileImagePath" = hex (2): 43.00.3a, 00.5c, 00.57.00.69.00.6e, 00.64 , 00.6f, 00.77,
00, 73.00.5c, 00.53.00.65.00.72.00.76.00.69.00.63.00.65.00 , 50.00.72.00.6f, 00,
66.00.69.00.6c, 00.65.00.73.00.5c, 00.4c, 00.6f, 00.63 , 00.61.00.6c, 00.53.00, 65,
" Flags ”= dword: 00000000
“ Status ”= dword: 00000000
[ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows NT CurrentVersion ProfileList S-1-5-20 ]
“ProfileImagePath” = hex (2): 43.00.3a, 00.5c, 00.57.00.69.00.6e, 00.64.00.6f, 00.77,
00.73 , 00.5c, 00.53.00.65.00, 72.00.76.00.69.00.63.00.65.00.50.00.72.00.6f, 00,
66.00.69.00.6c, 00.65, 00.73.00.5c, 00.4e, 00.65.00.74.00.77.00.6f, 00.72.00.6b ,
"Flags" = dword: 00000000
"Status" = dword: 00000000
Method 4: use these tools to activate Windows again
1.Windows Loader  Windows Loader v2.2.2 from Dar is a tool to activate your Microsoft Windows. You can activate Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1 and Windows 10.
KMSPico is the most perfect activation tool to activate Windows and Microsoft Office (such as Office 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016; Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10; …). All you have to do is activate it with a single click.
3. Microsoft Toolkit
Microsoft Toolkit is the best tool to activate Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. It can be activated including Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1 and Windows 10. This tool can also activate Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016.
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