Created On:  17 October 2012


We want to be able to activate our Cobol 2010 Runtime licenses via their Proxy Server but when doing so see the following error:

Error: Unable to comunicate with Micro Focus ,The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required.


Please note that this issue is resolved in Visual COBOL version 2.1, if you are using a previous version of this product please try the following:

To allow for safe net license activation through a proxy server you can use the following CesAdminTool.exe.config file modification, this file is normally placed in the following folder:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\SafeNet Sentinel\Sentinel RMS License Manager\WINNT\CesAdminTool.exe.config

The proxy configuration will be set in internet explorer , for further info you could read

To make it work, you should modify the file with:


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