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Offline bigscroggs

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Activating Beersmith 3 at work
« on: June 19, 2018, 03:42:12 PM »
I just installed BeerSmith 3 on my work computer. I tried to activate and got a message stating "The activation server at https://BeerSmithRecipes.com could not be reached. Check that your Antivirus and Firewall software is not blocking BeerSmith as well as your internet connection and try again using the Help->Activate selection."

I have added BeerSmith 3 to the apps that are allowed through the firewall. I have excluded BeerSmith from my antivirus and antimalware software. But it still isn't going through. I suspect that the problem is at my employer's servers, but I do not have access to adjust anything there.

Is there ANY way to activate my software on my work computer which does not require my employer to open up access? I work for a very large company, and I know for a fact that they would not allow access.

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Re: Activating Beersmith 3 at work
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2018, 03:45:53 PM »
It's probably your employer's firewall. Not sure which port(s) Beersmith uses for activation, but perhaps it could be changed to something like Port 80 that would be allowed through.

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Re: Activating Beersmith 3 at work
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2018, 05:27:50 PM »
Drop me an email at beersmith at beersmith.com and I may be able to help you activate it.

Brad
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Re: Activating Beersmith 3 at work
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2018, 11:49:57 AM »
Drop me an email at beersmith at beersmith.com and I may be able to help you activate it.

Brad

Thanks Brad! It worked!

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Re: Activating Beersmith 3 at work
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2018, 02:24:42 AM »
Also I have the same problem as bigscroggs!  :'( :'(

 

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