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AES encryption on Windows XP

    Question

  • In the SQL Server 2005 BOL in specifically states that

     

    "AES encryption is not supported on Windows XP or Windows Server 2000."

     

    However, it does not state this in the SQL Server 2008 BOL. Just so I am clear, dare I assume that AES is still not supported on Windows XP?

     

    Thanks...

     

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 2:35 PM

Answers

  • Hi Scott,

     

    In some of the SQL Server 2008 CTPs AES on Windows XP was not supported but by RTM the support had been enabled.

     

    Sorry about the confusion...

     

    -Steven

    SDE/T

    SQL Server

    Thursday, August 14, 2008 5:34 PM

All replies

  • AES is still not supported by SQL Server 2008 on Windows XP.

     

    When windows XP supports AES we will be able to support AES in SQL Server since we use the windows MSCAPI libraries.

     

    HTH,

    -Steven Gott

    SDE/T

    SQL Server

     

    Wednesday, August 13, 2008 11:36 PM
  • Hi Steven,

     

    Thank you for the response. It is greatly appreciated. However, it conflicts with an answer I recieved in the SQL Server 2005 forum (I had posted it there first and then realized I should have posted in this forum).

     

    http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3736295&SiteID=1

     

    Can I take your post as the definative answer?

     

    Thanks...

     

    Scott

    Thursday, August 14, 2008 2:30 AM
  • Hi Scott,

     

    In some of the SQL Server 2008 CTPs AES on Windows XP was not supported but by RTM the support had been enabled.

     

    Sorry about the confusion...

     

    -Steven

    SDE/T

    SQL Server

    Thursday, August 14, 2008 5:34 PM
  • Thanks Steven. The information is greatly appreciated. I appreciate your time and efforts on this.

     

    Scott

    Thursday, August 14, 2008 5:37 PM