TLS 1.2 Support for Workflow Manager and Office Online Server

TLS 1.2 support for Workflow Manager and Office Online Server when communicating with a SharePoint Server 2016 farm that has forced TLS 1.2 communications must be manually enabled when Office Online Server or Workflow Manager are installed on Windows Server 2012 R2. There are two requirements to enable TLS 1.2 support. First, make sure Update for Disabling RC4 in .NET TLS is installed. Second, add the SchUseStrongCrypto value.

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Import the key into each OOS/WFM server, then restart. If SharePoint Server 2016 has enforced TLS 1.2, you will run into socket connection forcibly closed messages on OOS/WFM without this key.

This key does require a reboot of the server. Once that is complete, connections with OOS and WFM will succeed.

Trevor Seward is a Microsoft Office Apps and Services MVP who specializes in SharePoint Server administration, hybrid scenarios, and SharePoint Online. He has been working with SharePoint for 16 years from SharePoint 2003 on up, managing environments with terabytes of content for 150,000+ user organizations. Trevor is an author of Deploying SharePoint 2016 and Deploying SharePoint 2019. You can find him on Twitter and in /r/sharepoint.