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128 bit encryption on Win2000

By Spring ·
I have Internet Explorer 5.5 with 56 bit encryption. When I downloaded SP1 which upgrades your ecryption to 128 bit, it doesn't work on Win2000. Microsoft says, you can't use 128 bit with Win2000/ME due to Windows File Protection (WFP). Does it have to do with File Encryption System (EFS) on NTFS 5? How can I get 128 bit encryption on IE on Windows 2000? Thanks...

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128 bit encryption on Win2000

by Kirill Lozovatsky In reply to 128 bit encryption on Win ...

With Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Microsoft will support 128-bit strong encryption by default for all encryption-based services including Kerberos, Encrypting File System, RAS, RPC, SSL/TLS, CryptoAPI, Terminal Services RDP and IPSec/VPN. If your system has not been upgraded to 128-bit strong encryption the service pack will automatically perform the upgrade.

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