How to figure out if a SQL Server instance has ForceEncryption turned on

09 Jun 2014

If you need to find out if a SQL Server instance has ForceEncryption turned on at a server level, the only reasonable way to do this is read it through the registry. You must look for:

  2. SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\
  3. MSSQL<version>.<instancename>\MSSQLServer\SuperSocketNetLib\ForceEncryption

May I also note that at least for SQL Server 2008 R2 where there’s the DMV for reading the sql server config in the registry sys.dm_server_registry this value is not tracked. You must resort to using xp_regread.


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