Enabling TLS 1.2 on Windows for Agent Installation
  • 06 Jun 2024
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Enabling TLS 1.2 on Windows for Agent Installation

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Article summary

If the TLS 1.2 protocol is not enabled on the system, the user may encounter the following error message when attempting to install the Anchor agent:
TLS Error

How to enable TLS 1.2 on Windows

To enable TLS 1.2 on Windows for Agent Installation, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Registry Editor by typing regedit in your start menu and selecting the application.
  2. Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\SecurityProviders\\SCHANNEL\\Protocols
  3. Right-click on the Protocols folder and select New -> Key. Name the new key TLS 1.2.
  4. Inside the TLS 1.2 key, create a new key named Client.
  5. Inside the Client key, create a DWORD value named Enabled. Double-click on Enabled and make sure the value is set to 1.
  6. Also the Client key, create another DWORD value named DisabledByDefault. Double-click on DisabledByDefault and make sure the value is set to 0.
  7. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

This ensures that TLS 1.2 is enabled on your Windows machine, allowing for secure Agent Installation.

Additional Information

For more detailed information on enabling TLS 1.2, you can refer to Microsoft's official documentation:


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