Uninstalling and unlicensing FIPS component - Metasys - LIT-12012162 - MS-ADS05U-0 MS-ADX10U-0 MS-ADX10SQL-0 MS-ADX25U-0 MS-ADX25SQL-0 MS-ADX50U-0 MS-ADX50SQL-0 MS-ADX50SQL2-0 MS-ADX100U-0 MS-ADX100SQL2-0 - Server - Metasys Server - 13.0

Metasys Server Installation and Upgrade Instructions

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Metasys Server
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Follow the steps in this section if you need to uninstall and unlicense the FIPS component on the Metasys Server.

Important: Before you uninstall the FIPS component (FIPS License Update) from the Metasys Server, you must uninstall the Metasys Server first. See Uninstalling Metasys Server Software.
Important: After you disable FIPS on your Metasys Server, all network engines on the site that were updated to Release 11.0 or later remain FIPS compliant, which is an inherent feature of all network engines at Release 11.0 and later. These network engines continue to function normally with a Metasys Server that is not FIPS compliant.
  1. Uninstall the Metasys Server software. For details, see Uninstalling Metasys Server Software .
  2. Open the Group Policy Editor on the Windows computer by typing gpedit.msc in the Run line or Search box and pressing Enter. The Local Group Policy Editor window appears.
  3. Navigate the tree to reach the following location: Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options.
  4. Under the Policy table, locate the policy entitled System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing.
  5. Right-click this policy and select Properties. Select Disabled and click OK. FIPS mode is now disabled.
  6. Start Software Manager and deactivate the FIPS license. For details, refer to the Software Manager Help (LIT-12012389).
  7. Uninstall the Metasys FIPS component from the Metasys Server computer by following these steps:
    1. In Control Panel, click Programs > Programs and Features.
    2. Select the FIPS License Update program item with Johnson Controls PLC shown as the Publisher.
    3. Click Uninstall, then follow the wizard uninstallation steps.
  8. Reinstall the Metasys Server software. For details, see the default or custom installation methods under Metasys Server Software .
  9. To verify the FIPS component is now unlicensed, log on to the Metasys and open the Focus window for the ADS object. Verify the FIPS Compliance Status attribute indicates Non-Compliant (Unlicensed).