Windows Server 2008 R2. Refusing to activate.
Changed Keys, reset the spp service, renamed tokens.bat, removed softwaredistribution / any other fix under the sun
Through the GUI.
Activation Error Code 0x8007000D
through the Telephone Option
The data is invalid.
Next screen just shows the numbers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
slmgr.vbs /dlv to get the Installation ID
C:\Windows\system32\slmgr.vbs(1333, 5) (null): The data is invalid.
Microsoft Fix It wasn’t available and the permissions it mentioned matched what I had.
Albeit struggling, there is some merit to Microsofts article above.
Note: Always take a backup first.
To fix, I took ownership of the Key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root and set “replace permissions on child objects” in the advanced security.
Once applied, I was able to successfully activate. I hope this helps someone else out there.