Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation

Published: 2018-01-31


Last Updated: 2018-01-31


Applies To




When clicking the Activate Now button in the Guard1 Plus SE Configuration Application




When clicking OK after entering your EasyTour Support Code after opening the program the first time


You receive the following error:




The affected application will not run.







Important: FIPS may be required for your organization.  Check with your network administrator before making changes to FIPS settings. If it is not allowed to disable FIPS, you will need to install your Guard1 product on a PC that is not required to have FIPS enabled.


Disable the FIPS compliant algorithms setting via one of the following methods:

  1. Via Local Security Policy Editor
    1. Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog.
    2. Enter secpol.msc and press Enter. This will open the Local Security Policy Editor.
    3. In the left pane, open Security Settings, then Local Policies.
    4. Click on Security Options.
    5. In the right pane, double-click the entry named System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing and signing.
    6. Change the value to Disabled. (If Disabled is already selected, see method 2 below).
    7. Click OK.
    8. Close the Local Security Policy Editor.
    9. Restart the PC.


Important: This article contains information about modifying the Windows Registry. Before you modify the Registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the Registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the Registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:


KB256986 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/) Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry


You must be an Administrator to edit the Windows Registry. If you do not have Administrator privileges, or are not familiar with the terms and methods described in the procedure below, please contact your IT Department for assistance.


  1. Via the Windows Registry
    1. Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog.
    2. Type regedit and press Enter.  This will open Registry Editor.
    3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\FipsAlgorithmPolicy.
    4. In the right pane, double-click the value Enabled.
    5. Change the Data value to 0 (zero).
    6. Click OK.
    7. Exit Registry Editor.
    8. Restart the PC.




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