This article applies to:
- OS: Windows
- Product edition: CloudRanger
Unable to activate Windows license with AWS Activation tool after restore as an instance from snapshot.
This happens due to AWS limitation while restoring an instance from snapshots. Restoring as an instance directly from snapshots does not use the launch configuration of the original server.
This issue can be resolved if you create AMI backups from instance. Once you perform AMI restore, it will allow you to activate Windows with AWS Activation tool.