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Description of Microsoft Windows Encryption Pack 1

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This article describes Microsoft Windows Encryption Pack 1.

The Microsoft Encryption Pack 1

What is the Microsoft Encryption Pack?

This compact disc contains two components, a high-encryption versionof Service Pack 1 for Windows NT(R) version 4.0, and a high-encryptionversion of Internet Explorer 3.01. Service Pack 1 is available forAlpha, MIPS, PPC and x86 platforms. Internet Explorer 3.01 is currentlyonly available for Intel(TM) Hardware Platforms.

Why Might I want It?

The United States government restricts the strength of encryption that wemay export. In order to provide the most powerful security solutionsavailable for Windows NT 4.0 , Microsoft has included stronger encryptiontechnology in Encryption Pack 1 for customers in the United States andCanada.

Export Restricted

Export of the 128-bit strong encryption technology included on theEncryption Pack CD is regulated by the International Traffic in ArmsRegulations (ITAR, 22 CFR 120-130) of the U.S. State Department, Officeof Defense Trade Controls). A State Department license is required totake this technology outside of the United States or Canada.

The specific high-encryption components included with the CD are:

For Windows NT Workstation 4.0:

128-bit encryption support for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 2 in Peer WebService

For Windows NT Server 4.0:

128-bit encryption support for SSL 2 in Internet Information Server 2.0

For Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 (runs on both Windows 95 and WindowsNT Workstation 4.0):

128-bit encryption support for SSL 2 and SSL 3

Ordering Information and Availability

Customers in the 50 United States and Canada can order the MicrosoftEncryption Pack effective 11/1/96 for US $14.95 (CDN $20.95) plus customerservice and handling charges of US $5 (CDN $7.50). Customers can orderthe product by phone or mail.
  • By Phone or Fax: Call (800) 370-8758 or Fax to (716) 873-0906 US, (905) 374-3855 Canada. The 800 number works in the US and Canada.
  • By mail in the 50 United States:
    Microsoft Encryption Pack
    PO Box 810
    Buffalo, NY 14207-0810
  • By mail in Canada:
    Microsoft Encryption Pack
    PO Box 643
    Fort Erie, ON
    L2A 6M1 Canada
Be sure to request Part Number 236-00494. The product will be deliveredwithin four weeks using standard two day delivery.

Microsoft will distribute this product to U.S. or Canadian companies orpersons for use in the U.S. and Canada only. To ensure compliance withU.S. encryption export laws, Microsoft will not ship the Encryption Packto APO or FPO addresses.

Licensing Information

The Microsoft Encryption Pack is licensed on an enterprise-wide basis.The server-based components may be installed on all copy of Windows NTServer 4.0 for which you are licensed. The desktop components may beinstalled on all copies of Windows 95 or Windows NT Workstation 4.0 (asappropriate for the component) for which you are licensed. The high-encryption version of Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 on the cd will runon both Windows 95 and Windows NT Workstation 4.0.

Support Information

Support is provided through normal Microsoft Product Support Serviceschannels for the the base software on which high-encryption componentsare installed. Please see your original Windows NT Server 4.0, Windows NTWorkstation 4.0 or Microsoft Internet Explorer package for supportoptions.

NOTE: Microsoft Windows 2000 can be upgraded by using the High Encryption Pack located on the original installation media or from the Microsoft Windows Update Web site.
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Article ID: 159709 - Last Review: 11/01/2006 04:50:00 - Revision: 2.1

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