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FIX: Error message in the Enterprise Single Sign-On Migration utility when data is imported from a Host Account Cache database to an Enterprise Single Sign-On database

When the Enterprise Single Sign-On (SSO) Migration utility (Hisssomig.exe) is used in Microsoft Host Integration Server 2010 to import data to an Enterprise Single Sign-On (SSO) database from a Host Integration Server 2000 Host Account Cache database, the following error message is generated:

The import failed (The type initializer for "Microsoft.SSO.Migration.DecryptionHandler" threw an exception.)

Additionally, information that resembles the following may be logged in the log file that the SSO Migration utility creates:

*** Log started on DateTime[Time Error] The import failed (The type initializer for 'Microsoft.SSO.Migration.DecryptionHandler' threw an exception.)*** Log closed on DateTime

Note This problem also occurs when data is imported to an Enterprise Single Sign-On database that is running on Host Integration Server 2006 or Host Integration Server 2009.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. This hotfix is only intended to resolve the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, go to the following Microsoft website:

Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
For 32-bit (x86-based) systems
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Scrypt.dllNot Applicable127,88011-Jan-201317:35x86
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information
For more information about the SSO Migration utility, go to the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website:

The error message that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section may occur when data is exported from the Host Account Cache (HAC) database by using a command that resembles the following:
Hisssomig -import -input XML_file_name -key file_name -password password
Note In this command, <XML_file_name> represents the name of the file to which the exported data is written, <file_name> represents the name of the encryption key file that the Udbkey.exe utility created, and <password> represents the password that is specified when the Udbkey.exe utility is run.

Article ID: 2796543 - Last Review: 01/18/2013 16:46:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft Host Integration Server 2010, Microsoft Host Integration Server 2009, Microsoft Host Integration Server 2006

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