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Ensuring Smooth Operations: Microsoft's TLS Update and Its Impact on SQL Server

SQL Server Failure

We want to bring your attention to a crucial update from Microsoft that may impact the performance of your SQL Server. In a recent article on CSO Online, it was reported that Microsoft is disabling old TLS versions in Windows, which could potentially lead to SQL Server failures if not addressed proactively.


Summary: Microsoft's TLS Update

Microsoft has taken a significant step towards enhancing security by disabling older TLS versions in Windows. This move is part of an ongoing effort to strengthen the security protocols used across its products. While this is a positive development in terms of cybersecurity, it might result in SQL Server failures for those still relying on outdated TLS configurations.


What it Means for SQL Server Users

For those utilizing SQL Server, especially on older configurations, this update may lead to disruptions if not addressed promptly. As Microsoft disables support for TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1, SQL Server instances that rely on these outdated protocols may encounter connectivity issues, impacting the overall performance and accessibility of your database.


What You Can Do

To ensure the continued smooth operation of your SQL Server, it is imperative to take proactive measures. Microsoft recommends upgrading to a version that supports TLS 1.2 or later. This may involve updating your SQL Server instance, adjusting settings, and ensuring that your applications are compatible with the updated TLS protocols.


How Executive Information Services Can Help

At EIS, we understand the importance of maintaining seamless operations for your agency. If you are an EIS software user relying on SQL Server, you can contact our Support Team for server migration proposals.


For more detailed information on Microsoft's TLS update and its implications for SQL Server, we encourage you to read the full article here.

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