19 November 2010

Windows Activation error code 0x80072EE2 and activation URLs

When trying to activate Windows you might encounter the following error  0x80072EE2


This error code refers to the activation servers not being reachable.  This normally happen because Internet connectivity is not available.  By default in Windows 2008 onwards the Auto Detect proxy settings is not enabled.

To resolve this issue open Internet Explorer and enable auto detect proxy setting, or manually specify your proxy settings.

For my deployment I have also allowed anonymous access through my TMG proxy to the activation servers.
(This is not required if the logged on users has access to these sites)

activation.sls.microsoft.com:443
activation.sls.microsoft.com:433/slspc/SLActivate.asmx
test.update.microsoft.com/*
crl.microsoft.com/pki/crl/products/MicrosoftProductSecureServer.crl/*
crl.microsoft.com/pki/crl/products/MicrosoftRootAuthority.crl/*
go.microsoft.com/*
sls.microsoft.com/*
sls.microsoft.com:443/*

That should be it.  Try again and it should succeed

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You might have to disable IE (enhanced security).
Go to START -> Administrative Tools -> Server Manager
Under "Security Information" click "Configure IE ESC" and turn it OFF

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