Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 wireless clients are not compatible with RSA Security Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) type

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SYMPTOMS

When you try to connect a wireless client computer that is running Windows XP with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2003 to a wireless network that is using the RSA Security Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) type, the wireless client cannot authenticate.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the Protected EAP (PEAP) implementations in Windows XP SP1 and Windows Server 2003 are not compatible with the RSA Security EAP type for PEAP from RSA Security, Inc.

A fix is now available that permits wireless client computers that are running Windows XP with SP1 or Windows Server 2003 to authenticate by using the RSA Security EAP type for PEAP from RSA Security, Inc.

RESOLUTION

Windows XP

Hotfix information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Rastls.dll5.1.2600.131692,67204-Nov-200302:27x86
Schannel.dll5.1.2600.1313136,70404-Nov-200302:27x86

Windows Server 2003

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart Requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix Replacement Information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformService branch
Rastls.dll5.2.3790.99354,30404-Nov-200302:01IA-64RTMQFE
Wrastls.dll5.2.3790.99158,72004-Nov-200302:01x86WOW

Windows Server 2003, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Rastls.dll5.2.3790.99158,72004-Nov-200318:01x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about standard terminology used to describe software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

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Article ID: 827537 - Last Review: November 4, 2007 - Revision: 3.16
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
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