Allow or Disallow use of encryption to protect the RPC protocol messages between File Share Shadow Copy Provider running on application server and File Share Shadow Copy Agent running on the file servers.

Determines whether the RPC protocol messagese used by VSS for SMB2 File Shares feature is enabled. VSS for SMB2 File Shares feature enables VSS aware backup applications to perform application consistent backup and restore of VSS aware applications storing data on SMB2 File Shares. By default the RPC protocol message between File Server VSS provider and File Server VSS Agent is signed but not encrypted. Note: To make changes to this setting effective you must restart Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) Service .

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> fssProv # EncryptProtocol

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> File Share Shadow Copy Provider


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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