SGC Does Not Work When You Use Keys Longer than 1024 Bits

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SYMPTOMS

By using a keyset with 2048-bit keys and a SGC certificate, Windows 2000 Server does not allow clients to connect. A "Cannot Find Server" error message is returned to Internet Explorer when trying to connect. This is independent of whether low security (56-bit == rsabase) or the high security (128bit == rsaenh) is used.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Version          File name     Platform
   ---------------------------------------
   5.0.2195.2103    Rsabase.dll   x86
   5.0.2195.2103    Rsaenh.dll    x86
				

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Internet Information Services version 5.0.

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Article ID: 268263 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 2.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0
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