After installing one or all of the Microsoft Windows Updates in the Symptoms section below, you get an error when you try to launch the SEPM Console.
The following Security Updates may be installed:
The issue was caused by changes that were made to the base address of Advapi.dll after installing Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Security Update MS09-012. Please refer to http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;971812 for a description and details of the problem.
To resolve this issue, please peruse Microsoft KB http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;971812, obtain the appropriate Hotfix available as per the Operating System and Language in use, and download and install the Hotfix to resolve the issue.