Component Object Model (COM) Error – NTE_DECRYPTION_FAILURE 0x8009002C

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “NTE_DECRYPTION_FAILURE 0x8009002C” that is returned when working with COM based APIs or libraries in Windows.

COM Error Message


What is COM?

Microsoft’s COM stands for Component Object Model. Component Object Model (COM) is a networked, object-oriented framework for building interoperable binary software components.   Microsoft’s OLE (compound documents), ActiveX (Internet-enabled components), and other products are built on the COM base technology.

Error Description

Below is the description of this COM Error.

The specified data could not be decrypted.