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Activation of Robohelp9 fails, probably because of certificate error ?

Jul 9, 2013 5:58 AM

Hello Adobe-Community,


you're my last hope.


Since two days I'm trying to get a legal bought Adobe Product (Robohelp9) which suddenly refused to work, to work again.

One day Robohelp9 told me to 'Please activate me', but it isn't happy with our internet connection.


Adobe support told me that it must be a problem with our firewall (or the Windows hosts File) and so it's our own fault.

I'm very (VERY) angry at the moment because we can't work with the product anymore!


Okay, to the technical part.

Please see this picture:


IP is the IP of the host where Adobe Robohelp is intalled.

IP is the IP of the Proxy Server (I've already disabled the proxy, changes nothing)


As far as I'm understanding the TCP Stuff, it seems that Adobe Robohelp is getting the Certificate from .


After that it seems that is sending an RST Packet.


To me it seems that Adobe Robohelp is resetting the connection.


Any ideas what is wrong here ?



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    Jul 11, 2013 11:19 PM   in reply to ThomasChr

    You will not like this but it does seem more likely the problem is at your end as in many years of supporting these forums, I cannot recall anyone posting with this information.


    The first thing I would try is installing Rh on a home PC to prove it does install OK there. Two concurrent activations are allowed and you can deactivate that one once you have tested.


    I would ask if you are you working in an exceptionally secure environment, the equivalent of a US government or military department as that could be the cause and Adobe do have special arrangements for such environments. However, it appears you have previously had Rh9 installed and working. What has changed in your environment since then?


    What is the operating system you are installing to?


    See for RoboHelp and Authoring tips




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    Jul 12, 2013 1:41 AM   in reply to ThomasChr

    Can you install it on Windows 7 or 8? Officially Server is not supported and I'm surprised Support didn't point that out.


    The screenshots and things like Wireshark are stuff outside the remit of most who support this forum, me included.


    I will see if I can find out anything about logs.


    See for RoboHelp and Authoring tips




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    Aug 4, 2013 5:07 AM   in reply to Peter Grainge

    Please contact me via my site if you still want details of the log files created.


    See for RoboHelp and Authoring tips




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