Online License Activiation Fail In Protect 9.X Running on Windows 2003 After January 14th 2016

Version 2


    This document will provide a fix for online activation failures in Protect 9.x when installed on Windows 2003 after January 14th, 2016.



    We will be converting to SHA256 certification for our license servers starting on January 14th.  Windows Server 2003 isn't compatible with SHA256 unless hotfix 968730 is installed.


    • Install hotfix 968730 on the Windows 2003 Server Protect is installed on: KB968730
    • An Offline Active would act as a workaround: Offline Activation

    Affected Product(s)

    Shavlik Protect 9.x