Windows 10 Activation Failed to schedule Software Protection

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Can’t seem to be able to activate a Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC, 10.0.17763 N/A Build 17763, fully updated.

I’ve run chdksk /f, sfc /scannow and Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth,
and all returned clean.

I’m using the LTSC KMS product key available from KMS client setup keys.

I’ve set the product key with slmgr.vbs, and have both let the activation process find the KMS server or set it to the local one, also via slmgr.vbs.

Trying to activate via slmgr.vbs /ato fails. It generates two Security-SPP event IDs 8229, error code 0x80080005 with a description of The rules engine failed to perform one or more scheduled actions (the first event is classified as a Warning, with a path pointing to slui.exe, and a bunch of arguments; the second event is classified as an Error, and NULL path and argument), and a DistributedCOM event ID 10010 with a description of The server {3C296D07-90AE-4FAC-86F9-65EAA8B82D22} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.

I’ve verified that none of the actions recommended in Failed to schedule Software Protection service for restart error in Windows Server 2012, (yes, it doesn’t say Windows 10) are needed. I have yet to find any recommendation for the DCOM registration timeout that makes any difference.

Source: Windows Questions