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How to Use SQL Server Configuration Manager

Click here to read “How to Use SQL Server Configuration Manager to Manage SQL Server Services, Configure Network Protocols, and Network Connectivity Configuration” article from the beginning.

How to Force Protocol Encryption in SQL Server

To configure force protocol encryption, expand SQL Server Network Configuration and then right click Protocols for <INSTANCE> and then select Properties.

To turn on Force Encryption select the option Yes from the drop down list and click OK to save the changes.


In this article you have seen how easily one can configure Network / Client Protocols, can change service accounts or can update service account passwords using SQL Server Configuration Manager.

Ashish Mehta

Ashish Kumar Mehta is a database manager, trainer and technical author. He has more than a decade of IT experience in database administration, performance tuning, database development and technical training on Microsoft SQL Server from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2014. Ashish has authored more than 325 technical articles on SQL Server across leading SQL Server technology portals. Over the last few years, he has also developed and delivered many successful projects in database infrastructure; data warehouse and business intelligence; database migration; and upgrade projects for companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Cognizant and Centrica PLC, UK. He holds an engineering degree in computer science and industry standard certifications from Microsoft including MCITP Database Administrator 2005/2008, MCDBA SQL Server 2000 and MCTS .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications.

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