When backing up a machine running a Microsoft SQL server where TLS 1.0 has been disabled, a job may fail with the error code 0x80004005 [TLS 1.0].
The following warning will be found on the server that is being protected by either Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, the path to the file containing this warning is listed below.
INFO Connecting to mssql, connection string: Provider='sqloledb';Data Source='(local)\SQLINSTANCENAME';Integrated Security='SSPI';Persist Security Info=False, timeout: 15 WARN Code = 0x80004005 WARN Code meaning = Unspecified error WARN Source = Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server WARN Description = [DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (SECCreateCredentials()).]SSL Security error. WARN COM error: Code: 0x80004005
The direct solution to this situation is to review available updates for the SQL Server that is having this issue and ensure that TLS 1.2 is supported by the Microsoft OLE DB provider for SQL Server.
As a workaround, it is possible to force Veeam to request that the 'Native SQL Client Provider' be used instead of SQLOLEDB. This is done by adding a registry value to the Guest OS of the machine being protected by Veeam.
Please review the scenarios below and use the location and value specified:
No server restart is required, registry key will be checked on next job run.