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.
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.