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Article ID: 225459 - Last Review: November 19, 2003 - Revision: 3.0

This article was previously published under Q225459

SYMPTOMS

When you apply any of the configuration files included with Security Configuration Manager (SCM), the following licensing error message is displayed:
The system has detected tampering with your registered product type. This is a violation of your software license. Tampering with product type is not permitted.
SCM quits and leaves the BackOffice Small Business Server (SBS) computer in a partially changed state.

CAUSE

This behavior occurs because SCM is incompatible with SBS.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, do not use SCM with SBS.

If you apply an SCM template to an SBS computer, restore the server from a backup or reinstall SBS on the server to avoid future problems.

MORE INFORMATION

SCM is included with Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4 or later. For additional information about SCM, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
195227  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/195227/EN-US/ ) SP4 Security Configuration Manager Available for Download

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server 4.0
  • Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server 4.0a
  • Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server 4.5
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