When running SSW products, why do I get an error saying “This implementation is not part of the Windows Platform FIPS validated cryptographic algorithms”?

Solution: Open your Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Local Security Policy, then disable the policy below. (By default it is disabled)



This problem occurs because the MD5 algorithm is not FIPS compliant. The MD5 algorithm uses Windows Communication Foundation to obtain a hash value. The hash value generates a unique name for a data contract. For more info, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935434

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