FIX: You cannot use the Transport Layer Security protocol version 1.2 to connect to a server that is running SQL Server 2014 or SQL Server 2012

Symptoms

You cannot connect to a server that is running Microsoft SQL Server 2014 or SQL Server 2012 by using the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol version 1.2. Additionally, the following error message is logged in the SQL Server error log:

TDSSNIClient initialization failed with error 0x80090331, status code 0x80. Reason: Unable to initialize SSL support. The client and server cannot communicate, because they do not possess a common algorithm.

Resolution

This problem was first fixed in the following cumulative update of SQL Server.
Note This update adds the support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol version 1.2 to SQL Server 2014 and to the Microsoft ODBC Driver for SQL Server.

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Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References

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Properties

Article ID: 3052404 - Last Review: Feb 25, 2016 - Revision: 1

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