I added the following reg entry to the client machines and it fixed the vmware client 5.5. Now runs OK in IE with patch KB3161608 installed on the client machines. ┬áConnected to the minimum supported key length being changed by MS: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\KeyExchangeAlgorithms\Diffie-Hellman] “ClientMinKeyBitLength”=dword:00000200