The license information can not be decoded … AOS does not start …

I struggled with an AOS not starting and responding “The license information can not be decoded” in the event log. The reason was that it was lacking access rights to the folder  C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys. 

Simply make sure that the user running the AOS has access to this folder. You decide how … 🙂