No HTTPS in IE, Active X untrusted, Windows Patches untrusted

This weekend I was asked to look at a computer that had been giving its owner a lot of trouble.  They could not visit any HTTPS sites in IE, or AOL.  The computer also could not install any patches / updates, it would complain about the patches not being able to be confirmed as coming from a trusted source.

The first problem, getting the HTTPS protocol to work was easy enough.  That one I just had to re-register the urlmon.dll

That was accomplished with:     regsvr32 urlmon.dll 

That returned the abiltiy to browse https sites. It did not, however restore any abiltiy to install active X controlls, or install and of the downloaded windows updates.  I did some more browsing, and came across a list of other DLL’s to re-register.

regsvr32 softpub.dll
regsvr32 wintrust.dll
regsvr32 initpki.dll
regsvr32 dssenh.dll
regsvr32 rsaenh.dll
regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32 sccbase.dll
regsvr32 slbcsp.dll
regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll

After these we re-registered  (initpki.dll  takes forever) I tried again and everything began to work as designed.    I was able to install ALL system updates and patches.  I was able to access ActiveX controls, and website viewed as they were designed to be.


2 thoughts on “No HTTPS in IE, Active X untrusted, Windows Patches untrusted

  1. Sure, you may have been able to do all that, Mr. BigShot


    Can you install 2 programs to a stoopid Windows server, migrate all files and debug deprecated code in UNDER 2 hours?


    I didn’t think so, sit back down

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