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In the registry, you can toggle the switch on by setting the DWORD FIPSAlgorithmPolicy under HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa to be equal to 1.

To resolve the error:

  1. Edit the registry
  2. Browse to HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
  3. Set DWORD FIPSAlgorithmPolicy = 0
  4. Log into the software
For Windows 7 Machines:
  1. Edit the registry
  2. Browse to HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\FIPSAlgorithmPolicy
  3. Set DWORD Enabled = 0
  4. Log into the software


For more information on Enforcing FIPS Certified Cryptography, refer to: Enforcing FIPS Certified Cryptography.

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