3rd hit on Google. You must be a project manager.
You missed the point by a mile, so that probably makes you upper management... 1) This "fix" you reference doesn't work for me. Yes, I can google for stuff. 2) Users shouldn't have to jump thru hoops like this, _ever_. If you think making legit users do things like this is acceptable... well, I'm sorry for you. 3) M$ seems to have at least three different ways to check for activation status (the one at System Properties, one at Web and one at MSE)... WTF?
Wasn't there something about a PASCAL programmer knowing the value of everything and the Wirth of nothing?