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  • We've been attempting a proxy activation of a group of Windows 7 licenses using VAMT 2. After pulling the Activation IDs and loading them onto our online instance for the proxy activation, VAMT returns 500 internal server error. This is the first time since the Windows 7 EOS in January that we've attempted to run the activation. Does anyone have any ideas where the issue lies? Is it with the entire VAMT service, VAMT 2.0, or due to the Windows 7 EOS?

    Appreciate any help.

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:02 PM

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  • Hi, 

    Did you activate Windows 7 with ESU(Extended Security Updates) product key after it end of support?

    If not, I recommend to buy and install ESU at first, then check if the issue persists again.

    Here is a official article about ESU, please refer to it for more details. 

    FAQ about Extended Security Updates for Windows 7

    If the issue persists after activated with ESU, please check error message in Event Viewer\Windows log\Application, system.

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    • Edited by Joy-Qiao Friday, August 14, 2020 2:28 AM
    Friday, August 14, 2020 2:26 AM
  • Joy- Thanks for the time replying! The issue isn't with the licenses themselves, we can manually activate them without issue using less efficient means. The issue lies with the proxy activation using VAMT. We use VAMT on an offline network to pull the Activation IDs and then move those to an online system to go through with the activation. We expect the Microsoft activation server to respond with Confirmation IDs which we can then pass back to the offline hosts. Microsoft has documentation outlining the process for a VAMT Proxy Activation.

    What seems to happen is when VAMT on the online host reaches out to the Microsoft activation server, something goes wrong with the interaction between the two and it generates an error.

    A packet capture seems to verify the connection between our host and the Microsoft server occurred. Here is the specific address being accessed by VAMT: (Technet prevented me from attaching this link)

    Thanks!
    Friday, August 14, 2020 12:17 PM
  • Hi, 

    Thank you for your feedback.

    Try to whitelist the following URLs for proxy activation using the Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT):

    https://activation.sls.microsoft.com/BatchActivation/BatchActivation.asmx
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=82160 (This FWLink redirects to the above URL.)

    Source: Obtaining Extended Security Updates for eligible Windows devices

    Then check the firewall configuration according to the link states. 

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/volume-activation/configure-client-computers-vamt

    Please feedback your action result to us no matter what is it. 

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    • Edited by Joy-Qiao Tuesday, August 18, 2020 7:52 AM
    Tuesday, August 18, 2020 7:52 AM
  • Hi,

    Any update?

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    Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:51 AM