What is this??: Crypt32 error in application event log

Discussion in 'Windows XP General' started by hedan, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. hedan

    hedan Guest

    Hi,
    I'm getting these entries in the application event log. Each time I get
    this message there are always three identical entries at the exact same
    time. Then it can go some hours, and three new entries are created...
    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: crypt32
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 11
    Date: 2005-02-16
    Time: 14:57:42
    User: N/A
    Computer: HHD2
    Description:
    Failed extract of third-party root list from auto update cab at:
    <http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootstl.cab>
    with error: A required certificate is not within its validity period
    when verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the
    signed file.

    At the same time I also get these two entries in the log which are
    successful:
    #1
    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: crypt32
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 7
    Date: 2005-02-16
    Time: 14:57:41
    User: N/A
    Computer: HHD2
    Description:
    Successful auto update retrieval of third-party root list sequence
    number from:
    <http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootseq.txt>
    #2
    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: crypt32
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 2
    Date: 2005-02-16
    Time: 14:57:42
    User: N/A
    Computer: HHD2
    Description:
    Successful auto update retrieval of third-party root list cab from:
    <http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootstl.cab>

    What is this? Do I need it? How can I fix it so that it works as it
    should?

    Many thanks in advance for any help.
    /Henrik
     
    hedan, Feb 16, 2005
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  2. hedan

    Mark Dormer Guest

    Mark Dormer, Feb 16, 2005
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  3. We started seeing this problem on a Win 2003 server yesterday. Manually
    downloading like the article suggested showed that the certificate currently
    on the windowsupdate site expired Feb 15 at 3am. So I'm guessing this error
    will continue until Microsoft updates the certificate on their end.
     
    Bill Raudabaugh, Feb 16, 2005
    #3
  4. hedan

    hedan Guest

    Bill,
    thank you very much for your reply on this issue. I would probably have
    continued to look for a problem on my side for quite some time in order
    to solve this problem if you wouldn't have posted this information.
    I'll just simply keep an eye on this in the log to see if it starts
    working again. I guess that as time goes by more and more computers
    will see this in their log (unless Microsoft renews their certificate)
    as their computers tries to look for an update of third-party root
    list.

    Again, thank you!

    /Henrik
     
    hedan, Feb 16, 2005
    #4
  5. Well I just spent an hour on the phone with Microsoft and by the time I got
    through to a tech they had updated the certificate on windowsupdate site.
    The crypt32 errors are gone on my servers now. You should not be seeing the
    error anymore either.

    Gee, it would have been nice if they had updated the certificate BEFORE IT
    EXPIRED!!! Would have saved me a day and a half.
     
    Bill Raudabaugh, Feb 16, 2005
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  6. hedan

    hedan Guest

    Hi again,
    Well, I also tried to manually download this now, but it still doesn't
    seem valid for me. I really don't know much about certificates, but
    when I try to open the certificate, it says: "This certificate trust
    list is not valid. The certificate that signed the list is not valid."
    The only date that I can see is effective date which is Feb 11 at 4am
    (which I guess is in GMT+1). There is no expiration date or so stated.
    How can I tell what is wrong know, perhaps that Windows Server 2003
    uses another certifiate than Windows XP (but I guess not). I downloaded
    it from
    http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootstl.cab.
    Does your still work ok for you if you try to open it?
    Thanks in advance!
    /Henrik
     
    hedan, Feb 17, 2005
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  7. hedan

    Goqo

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    Crypt32 error in application event log

    Hi Hedan, Mark, Henrik

    were you gentlemen eventually able to resolve Cryptography32 error, with regards to the MS Certificates expiring... I seem to be experiencing the same problem...

    Rgds
    Nkululeko
     
    Goqo, May 14, 2008
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