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A connection with the server could not be established activating OCR

  • In the CONTENTdm project client, you received an error "A connection with the server could not be established" when attempting to activate.
Applies to
  • Project Client
  • OCR

The Project client uses ABBYY FineReader Engine and needs to get out to the internet to activate your license and ABBYY servers will send back a license file. If you receive this message you should check with your local IT helpdesk and see if a Firewall and Antivirus is blocking outbound port 80.

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