Step 5: Advanced Deployment
Published: May 31, 2012
Updated: May 31, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2012
Use the following table if your organization requires an advanced deployment configuration for Scale-Out File Server.
For enhanced security, encrypt the SMB Witness protocol traffic between nodes.
You can encrypt all SMB Witness protocol traffic by editing the registry.
On each client computer, create the following DWORD registry entry and configure the value as 0x00000001: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters\WitnessFlags.
Configure the server to only accept encrypted SMB Witness traffic by creating the DWORD registry entry and configuring the value to 0x00000001: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SMBWitness\Parameters\Flags.