Cannot Login to Skype on Windows Server 2016 TP3

While kicking the tires on a Windows Server 2016 TP3 virtual machine in Microsoft Azure, I decided to try and install Skype. (Not recommended – I know).

The Skype 7.14 application installed just fine, but when I tried to login to Skype with my Windows Live ID I received the following error message:

“Your browser is currently set to block cookies. Your browser must allow cookies before you can use a Microsoft account.”

At first I thought the error message was related to Microsoft Edge, since you’re not allowed to run Edge with the default (500) Administrator account. Logging in with a different account didn’t resolve the error either.

Enabled Cookies in IE 11, still no joy.


I added and to trusted sites in IE 11, then I could login to Skype.

Internet Explorer | Internet Options | Security | Trusted Sites | Sites

It’s a pretty simple fix in hindsight, but one that isn’t blatantly obvious at first.

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