Windows activation in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista fails when you configure a non-Microsoft firewall to use HTTPS authentication to enable access to the Internet

Windows activation in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista fails when you configure a non-Microsoft firewall to use HTTPS authentication to enable access to the Internet

Article ID : 951011
Last Review : April 18, 2008
Revision : 1.0

SYMPTOMS

Windows activation in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista fails when you configure a non-Microsoft firewall to use HTTPS authentication to enable access to the Internet.

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WORKAROUND

To work around the issue, add the IP address or the DNS name of the non-Microsoft firewall to the Trusted Sites list in Internet Options. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, type Internet Options in the Start Search text box, and then click Internet Options.
2. Click the Security tab.
3. Click Trusted Sites.
4. Click Sites.
5. Under Add this Web site to the zone, type the IP address or the DNS name of the non-Microsoft firewall.
6. Click Add, and then click Close.
7. Restart Windows Internet Explorer. If you are prompted, accept the warning message about the firewall certificate.

After Windows Internet Explorer connects to the Internet , Windows activation can complete.

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MORE INFORMATION

For more information, visit the following Web site:

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/57cc0e65-f70c-49fd-bdaa-6da83d6a35af1033.mspx (http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/57cc0e65-f70c-49fd-bdaa-6da83d6a35af1033.mspx)

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
• Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
• Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
• Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
• Windows Server 2008 Standard
• Windows Web Server 2008
• Windows Vista Service Pack 1, when used with:
    Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
    Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
    Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
    Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
    Windows Vista Business
    Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
    Windows Vista Enterprise
    Windows Vista Home Basic
    Windows Vista Home Premium
    Windows Vista Ultimate

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