Issues with Altiris (Symantec) licensing - the issuing Ceritificate server is non existant
I don't know if anyone has noticed, but the Altiris Licenses given out by Symantec contain a bit of data pointing to an invalid (non-existant) site address to validate the licenses; http://licensingca.altiris.com/. This is causing issues because they will never validate. Since the licenses, when applied through the SIM, actually become certificates applied to the (Windows) OS. Windows will then try to validate these every 1/2 hour as defined in the NS.Internal Licensing Refresh Item. This will obviously fail with 5-20 attempts to the site each time.
Since my site has a proxy server, the attempts act as a mini DOS. One time the job tried 4000+ times in one hour.
The licensing Engineers are not yet sure how to fix this...