Schannel Error, System Event Log 36887

from last 2 weeks all our Win 8 / 8.1 machines started to behave erratically

Below is error message in the EventLog

A fatal alert was received from the remote endpoint. The TLS protocol defined fatal alert code is 40.

and most of the applications dont work

iTunes Error - 0x80090326
Evernote Error - Could Not connect to the server
Windows Update - 0x80072EFE

All error point to network, but the network is good and we ruled it out becuase of the following

a packet capture revealed that there is a SSL3_ALERT_UNEXPECTED_MESSAGE / SEC_E_ILLEGAL_MESSAGE due to this the SSL handshake after the TCP Connection becomes fatal

Any help appreciated
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principiamanagementAuthor Commented:
yes correct but it was updated by a newer version of the patch

but it really wired that we started having this problem 2 weeks ago on all of our win 8 machine

Did you update the machines with security patches/hotfix in the past two weeks? MS would be releasing patches tomorrow, suggest you get a test machine and apply all patches to see if it sorts the issue based on which you can take a call for other workstations.
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principiamanagementAuthor Commented:
we have a WSUS and did approved patches in the last 2 week. But thanks for the reminder on Patch Tuesday and seems thats the best shot I have
principiamanagementAuthor Commented:
Hi Paarun, we had two


configured on our GPO which was causing this issue. Once we remove those all communications were ok.
That's great. Good to hear you found the issue.
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