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    Default Problem with iCloud for Windows

    I have no trouble accessing iCloud.com but I am unable to access iCloud through the Windows Control Panel program. I keep getting the message, "Couldn't sign in because of a server error." I've tried using the @me.com address that works on iCloud.com as well as my regular Apple ID, and both return the same error.

    It takes about a minute for that message to display, so I suspected a problem with my firewall or router, so I turned off all antivirus and firewalls but still no luck.

    Is there something I'm missing? Do I need to forward ports on my router to get it to work?

    Thanks for your help!

    ETA: I just tried something else - I used my firewall to shut down incoming or outgoing internet access and I get the same message after about a minute. That reinforces my thought that somehow, my computer or network is blocking communications with the iCloud server.
    Last edited by DoctorK; 08-18-2011 at 08:08 PM.
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    iCloud is still in beta. I know that without a Mac dev account you can't access it on your Mac desktop yet. I would be surprised if it were further along on Windows.
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    Really? That's kind of surprising. Here's a video from youtube that shows someone using it on Windows (it appears to be a previous beta, this latest one is 0.9.2), so I just assumed the beta was working for dev accounts on mac and windows.

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    You know what they say about "assume."
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    Could you test it on a combination of another computer/connection?, use your computer in another connection, and other computer in your connection, so you can discard better.

    The day all the "assumptions" work like expected then everyone will be happy.
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    iCloud for Windows does NOT need a Mac Dev account. An iOS Dev account would do.

    I have no problem accessing it on my Windows Dev machine. iCloud had been spotty these couple days, give it time and it should sort itself out.
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    Hi - ever get this figured out? I'm not a dev and don't have any dev accounts, but have an individual account I just started with today. I've tried with two different Apple ID's in two different locations and get this error every time, exactly as the OP describes. Looks like this:
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    I'm getting the same thing. Can not get in because of server error. I have tried a number of times everyday since it launched.
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    Tried all the above and still cant log into iCloud.
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    Just wait till Apple finally cares about the PC version of iCloud....otherwise your wasting your time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCaetanophoto View Post
    Just wait till Apple finally cares about the PC version of iCloud....otherwise your wasting your time.
    Icloud for windows 7 works great,

    then to the OP, are you using the same icloud control program that you had in August when you wrote this thread? I would download the newest version if that is the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KashSystems View Post
    Icloud for windows 7 works great,

    then to the OP, are you using the same icloud control program that you had in August when you wrote this thread? I would download the newest version if that is the case.
    I'll have to look for the latest (which i downloaded like 1 or 2 weeks ago) because i'm on wins 7 64bit and its useless...
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    I Think iCloud has many problem. not perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCaetanophoto View Post
    I'll have to look for the latest (which i downloaded like 1 or 2 weeks ago) because i'm on wins 7 64bit and its useless...
    I have windows 7 64 bit and icloud panel is running, I am syncing every option but email on icloud. It has been syncing between my windows 7 pc and my mac.

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