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Windows 2000 Encryption Protection Update

Published: August 27, 2001

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Microsoft has discovered an issue regarding 128-bit versions of Internet Explorer 5.0 customized by the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 5.0. After installing customized Internet Explorer 5.0, users of Windows 2000 will be unable to login.

This ONLY occurs if BOTH of the following conditions are met:

  • you had previously installed 128-bit encryption on the computer; and

  • you then install a redistributed version of Internet Explorer 5.0 from a third party with the older version of 128-bit encryption.

Microsoft has already prepared a protective update to download. Please review your specific situation to determine if you require protection from the scenario described in the paragraph above. Please accept our apology for any inconvenience resulting from this issue.

For more information on this update, please refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) Article 255669.

Download Instructions

  1. Click the Windows 2000 Encryption Protection Update link.

  2. Choose Run this program from its current location and click OK.

  3. Click Yes if asked whether you would like to install and run Windows 2000 Encryption Protection Update.

  4. Click Yes to begin the installation process.


Windows 2000 Encryption Protection Update
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