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Error Msg: An Error Occurred in the Secure Channel Support

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When you attempt to use Internet Explorer to view a secure Web page, you may receive the following error message:
Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site https://<address>. An error occurred in the secure channel support.

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In Windows NT 4.0, this error message can occur if you reapply Service Pack 3 after you install Internet Explorer.

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To resolve this issue, follow these steps to update the registry:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regsvr32 rsabase.dll, and then click OK.

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More information

If you need to reapply Service Pack 3 for Windows NT 4.0 after you install Internet Explorer, choose "No" whenever you are prompted to replace newer files during the Service Pack 3 installation.

For more information about this issue, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
174302 Errors Installing Service Pack 3 After Internet Explorer

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Keywords: kberrmsg, kbprb, KB177301

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Article Info
Article ID : 177301
Revision : 4
Created on : 11/1/2006
Published on : 11/1/2006
Exists online : False
Views : 190