Management console text invisible, strange behavior, viblend messages, FIPS

Version 4

    Verified Product Versions

    Endpoint Manager 2016.x


    When opening the console, it does not show any text. There may be a sporadic error message that says "VIBlend Winforms Controls".

    console.exe.log says "03/17/2017 08:52:52 INFO  5496:Main Thread RollingLog : Critical Exception: System.InvalidOperationException: This implementation is not part of the Windows Platform FIPS validated cryptographic algorithms."



    There is a defect (386087) related to having FIPS enabled that may impact VIBlend, causing these display and popup issues. It's likely this occurred after joining to the domain due to FIPS being enabled as a group policy setting.




    This is fixed in EPM 2017.1. The best course of action is to upgrade.


    A workaround in place of upgrade is to disable FIPS. This can be done under Local Policies > Security Options, set "System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing" to disabled.