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Windows Product Activation Problem - 24.Apr.2006 4:57:58 AM   
ES915

 

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Have now a problem with Windows xp sp2 activation of client PC behind the
ISA 2004 server firewall(Proxy server only) -> hangs on checking the connectivity at the
activation process.

< Message edited by ES915 -- 24.Apr.2006 4:59:42 AM >
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RE: Windows Product Activation Problem - 23.May2006 11:12:44 PM   
tboggs13

 

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I have been having the same problem. I know that we typically perform activation as an anonymous connection, so I tried setting up a rule to allow anonymous connections to the microsoft domain over http and https. I tried URL sets, Domain sets and Computers. The only way I could get it to work was to create a computer object with the IP address for wpa.one.microsoft.com. I couldn't use the URL or the Domain.

When monitoring the connection I could see the desktop make a broadcast for DHCP followed by an HTTP request for 131.107.115.254. There does not appear to be a PTR record for this IP address. However, when I pinged wpa.one.microsoft.com that was the IP address that was resolved.

I am thinking that the domain and url methods don't work when ISA can resolve the IP address to a domain.

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