Mar 05

Office Activation Error 0x8004FE33 when using Squid Proxy

When activating Office 2010, one may encounter the following error :

OfficeActivationError

The cause for this error is that the Activation does not support ‘Basic Authentication
You’ll need to adapt your Squid to bypass certain URL’s

HowTo :
Connect to Squid
Enter cd /usr/local/etc/squid
Type vi allowed.domains.acl
Add following URL’s :

  • go.microsoft.com
  • activation.sls.microsoft.com
  • sls.microsoft.com
  • crl.microsoft.com
  • www.microsoft.com

Save your changes and restart Squid (/etc/init.d/squid restart)
Retry Office Activation and you will be presented with the following screen.

OfficeActivated