Server error on CTP3 download attempt

  • Is anyone having trouble downloading Denali CTP3? The Download Manager dialog starts then I immediately get, "The server returned an error. Would you like to retry?" Been getting the same thing for two days.

    Clicking Retry or Resume gets the same error. I have cleared browser cache & cookies but no good. Thanks

  • All 3 files downloading fine at the moment (download 32 bit version, US english). I'm based in canada so maybe I hit a different download server.

    I'll let it go all the way and get back here if I get any issues.

  • Just finished download and didn't have any issue.

  • It occurred to me, I am on my company's network now. A policy may be stopping the download. I will try it when I'm off the network.

  • Ken Davis (7/26/2011)

    It occurred to me, I am on my company's network now. A policy may be stopping the download. I will try it when I'm off the network.

    Or go ask the network admin to let you do your job ;-).

  • I am wondering if the OP had a solution? I am running Vista and have tried and tried. I need the 32bit.

    Is it best to try and run the iso? I really don't like downloading in that way. I always seem to mess things up.

    I tried with a download manager and without. I tried finding other sites that had a better mirror, I am just frustrated beyond all end. It's more of a challenge of having it downloaded then the product itself! 😉

    If anyone can give me advice it would be greatly appreciated!


  • It's been more than two weeks so it's hard to remember. 🙂 But I believe my resolution actually was to do the downloads with my laptop not connected to my company's network.

  • Thank you Ken, Unfortunately I am not connected to a company network.

    I will try it again, perhaps it was the network speed from my home.

    If anyone else was successful, can you give me a hand?



    Edit to add:

    This is the error I receive:

    This webpage has a redirect loop

    The webpage at|||||| has resulted in too many redirects. Clearing your cookies for this site or allowing third-party cookies may fix the problem. If not, it is possibly a server configuration issue and not a problem with your computer.

  • Not sure, downloaded the ISO, used that in my virtual server and had it set up and running in a trice. No issues, no problems. Just not sure what to say.

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  • HI everyone-

    Well I cannot answer what I did, but I was able to download the 32bit CPT3. The only change was going to another network that was less secure (ahem Starbucks anyone?) and it downloaded.

    I haven't installed it yet, want to make sure that I have everything installed. Excited!


  • That's good news. The part about "webpage has a redirect loop" made me want to suggest trying a different browser. I get that on some web pages with Chrome or Firefox, then I'll try IE and the web page will work.

  • The only thing that I can think of is the wireless connection was not as secure as my own. But hey, I am happy so the world is alright in my eyes.

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