ImportantThis section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
- Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
- Locate and then click the following subkey:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\KeyExchangeAlgorithms\
- On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
- Type PKCS for the name of the Key, and then press Enter. Select the PKCS key.
- On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
- Type ClientMinKeyBitLength for the name of the DWORD, and then press Enter.
- Right-click ClientMinKeyBitLength, and then click Modify.
- In the Value data box, type the new minimum key length (in bits), and then click OK.
Note You do not have to restart the computer after you add or change this registry entry for the change to take effect. However, you do have to restart the computer if you delete the entry.
- All future security and non-security updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 require update
2919355 to be installed. We recommend that you install update
2919355 on your Windows RT 8.1-based, Windows 8.1-based, or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer so that you receive future updates.
- If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see
Add language packs to Windows.
Known issues in this security update
- After you install this update, you may encounter 0xC0000022 NTLM authentication errors. To resolve this issue, see NTLM authentication fails with 0xC0000022 error for Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 after update is applied.
How to obtain and install the update
Method 1: Windows Update
Get security updates automatically.
Note For Windows RT 8.1, this update is available through Windows Update only.
Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog
Microsoft Update Catalog website.