Article ID: 938355
You change Date and Time or Regional Options on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 (SP2). However, if these changes are not valid for the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate date range, you may receive one of the following error messages:
Error message 1
Error message 2
Failed to connect to remote server
Additionally, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
An error occurred while trying to connect to the server
This problem occurs when the system time is incorrect. Because SSL certificates and provisioning packets are only valid for certain dates, an SSL connection cannot be established. If the dates that are reported by the computer’s system time or by the time zone are incorrect, the certificates or the packets appear to be expired, or they appear to be not yet valid. The computer time and date settings may be incorrect for the following reasons:
To work around this problem, you must correct both the Date and Time property and the Time Zone property. To do this, follow these steps.
Note You can make these changes in Full Access Mode or in Limited Access Mode.