As a part of the industry wide initiative to migrate from SHA-1 to SHA-2 SSL certificates, Alt-N Technologies is taking proactive measures to further secure its software licensing system by replacing end-point and intermediate server certificates with SHA-2 SSL certificates. This will take place on January 20th 2015.
POSSIBLE IMPACT: Non-current Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP operating systems could experience license activation or validation issues when attempting to communicate with Alt-N software licensing system(s).
RESOLUTION: In compliance with Microsoft Security bulletin MS13-095, published November 2013, server administrators should ensure proper updates are in place on all Windows Server 2003 and/or Window XP operating systems.
The bulletin can reviewed here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2868626
The direct Microsoft download for Security update 2868626:
NOTE: Microsoft Server 2003 operating systems that are receiving regular scheduled (or manual) Microsoft updates should have already received the KB2868626 update and will likely require no further attention. It is recommended, however, that administrators verify that the update has been applied.
Additional Information for Administrators: Microsoft Knowledge Base Article:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968730