I've downloaded Aris Express and created an account, but the Activation Wizard remains stuck after I've entered my login and password. The “checking username and password...” Java window runs for half a minute, then it disappears without anything happening.

I see that the same issue was described here in 2011: http://www.ariscommunity.com/users/cjohns89/2011-11-08-aris-express-activation-wizard-stuck-enter-login-data, but none of the solutions mentioned seem to work for me.

I'm not connecting through a VPN, my Java settings are as recommended, I've changed my password twice, I've tried setting localserver enabled="true" in the arisclient.cfg by opening it with the text editor, but no luck so far. I'm experiencing the same issue on both my Vista and my Seven computers. Do you have a workaround?

Thanks in advance! :)