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Windows Server 2008 Enhanced Cryptographic Provider (RSAENH)

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Executive Summary

The Microsoft Corporation's Windows Server 2008 Enhanced Cryptographic Provider (RSAENH) is a FIPS 140-2 Level 1 compliant, software-based, cryptographic service provider. Like other cryptographic providers that ship with Microsoft Windows Server 2008, RSAENH encapsulates several different cryptographic algorithms in an easy-to-use cryptographic module accessible via the Microsoft CryptoAPI. Software developers can dynamically link the Microsoft RSAENH module into their applications to provide FIPS 140-2 compliant cryptographic support. Windows Server 2008 does not ship the previously FIPS-140-1 validated Microsoft Base Cryptographic Provider (RSABASE) anymore. There is no loss of functionality as the RSABASE functionality has always been a subset of the RSAENH functionality.

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