KB3161608 (KB3161639) breaks vSphere Client inventory search

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vSphere Client and vCenter Server 5.1.

On Windows 7 SP1, after installing Microsoft KB3161608 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3161608 (this is a rollup the actual kb is KB3161639 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3161639) there is a problem searching with the vSphere Client:

– The error message is:

Login to the query service failed.

An SSL error occurred, (The Request was aborted: Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel.)

– Also, Event ID 36888 (Schannel) is raised:

The following fatal alert was generated: 40. The internal error state is 808.

– Browsing with IE to https://vcenter_server:10443 returns:

This page can’t be displayed

     while in Chrome it returns a valid response


Uninstalling KB3161608 fixes all of the above.


Has anyone else noticed it? any workaround?

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