Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) servers down

http://www.incidents.org/diary.html?storyid=3318


If you have a Vista machine, don’t try to download anything that requires a pre-validation check right now (and until further notice)


…and for all those folks that look at “Software as a service” is the bees knees….. bees don’t have knees and it’s not always the solution to every problem.  Situations like this point out that “Software as a service” needs to mature.
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070825-windows-genuine-advantage-suffers-worldwide-outage-problems-galore.html


Update:

Users can clear the issue by going to www.microsoft.com/genuine and validating online (again)
http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2054756&SiteID=25

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