If an upgrade is not possible, use Group Policy to enable 56-bit DES cipher suites in Windows Vista. This procedure is not intended as a long-term solution. Use this procedure only as a temporary workaround.
To enable 56-bit DES cipher suites in Windows Vista, follow these steps:
- Click Start, type gpedit.msc in the Start Search box, and then click gpedit in the Programs list.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.
- Under Computer Configuration in Group Policy Object Editor, expand Administrative Templates, expand Network, expand SSL Configuration Settings, and then click SSL Cipher Suite Order.
- Review, and then follow the instructions that are displayed on the screen for how to enable SSL cipher suites.
Article ID: 929708 - Last Review: Apr 29, 2008 - Revision: 1