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TN3270 SSL port fails to activate

Technote (troubleshooting)


Any TN3270 port with SSL enabled fails to activate.


When Communications Server for Windows (CSWIN) v6.4.0.3 or v6.4.0.4 is installed from CD media, a package that GSKit requires may not be installed. GSKit provides the SSL function for CSWIN.

Resolving the problem

Download and install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) from Microsoft.

Product Alias/Synonym

sna communications server for windows cswin cs/win

Document information

More support for: Communications Server for Windows

Software version:,

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1620127

Modified date: 13 December 2012

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