Unable to Start DigiScope with FIPS Cryptography Enabled

If you have FIPS Cryptography enabled on the machine you are attempting to run DigiScope® on, DigiScope® will not be able to run. In order to let DigiScope® run, you must disable FIPS Cryptography.

To turn off FIPS Cryptography, follow the instructions below.

NOTE: Turning off FIPS Cryptography may require you to reboot the machine you are changing. Plan accordingly so as not to disrupt any maintenance or backup schedules.

Turn off FIPS Cryptography via Local Policies

To turn off FIPS Cryptography using the Local Policies, follow these steps:

  1. Press the key combination WINDOWS_KEY+R to launch the Run dialog.

  2. Type secpol.msc into the dialog and click OK.

  3. In the Local Security Policy Management Console window that opens, use the left tab to navigate to the Local Policies>Security Options.

  4. Scroll down the right pane and double-click System Cryptograph: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing.

  5. In the Properties window, select the Disabled option and click the Apply button.

  6. Close the Properties window by clicking OK.

  7. Close the Local Security Policy Management Console.

FIPS Cryptography should now be disabled and DigiScope® should start without issue.

Turn off FIPS Cryptography via the Registry

To turn off FIPS Cryptography using the Registry, follow these steps:

NOTE: Before making any changes to the Registry, you should back it up so you can restore the settings should something go wrong.

  1. Press the key combination WINDOWS_KEY+R to launch the Run dialog.

  2. Type regedit into the dialog and click OK.

  3. If running Windows Server 2008

  4. If running Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP:

FIPS Cryptography should now be disabled and DigiScope® should start without issue.