Some of you may have noticed that when trying to open content protected against the Passport service, or when trying to sign up for the Passport RMS service you are getting 'Service unavailable' errors. You may also notice a certificate warning, showing something along the lines of redirect.www.ibm.com as the root of trust.
If you are seeing this, then you are witnessing yet another kick to the face, care of the UDDI service.
To resolve the issue set the following registry entries on your clients:
If you are running Outlook 2007 change the 11.0 t a 12.0: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Common\DRM\Reg_SZ:CloudCertificationServerValue: https://certification.drm.microsoft.com/certification
If you are running Outlook 2007 change the 11.0 t a 12.0: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Common\DRM\Reg_SZ:ActivationServerValue: https://activation.drm.microsoft.com/activation
Close all your Office apps and try again.
We are working to stabilize these dependency services, but IMHO bypassing them is the best answer. It's not like the URLs are going to change, and with WS08 we removed the dependency, so eventually this whole dependency will be a legacy issue.