Venus 1500 gets stuck on "Nucleus Service Loading" screen when launched. - TLS & SSL 1.0/1.1 disabled

Potential Symptoms

  • When launching Venus 1500, the splash screen gets stuck on "Nucleus Service Loading" and does not progress.
    • Error window may appear when launching Venus 1500.  "A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is configured to allow remote connections. error: 26 - error locating server."error launching venus KB.png
  • SQL error is present on start up: Windows could not start the SQL Server (NUCLEUS) on Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event Log.
  • Nucleus Error logs show:
    • The SQL Server (NUCLEUS) service terminated with the following service-specific error:
      The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation.
    • A fatal error occurred while creating a TLS client credential. The internal error state is 10013.


  • Product Family: Software
  • Product:
  • Component:
  • Control System: Venus 1500 V4.22


  • TLS & SSL 1.0/1.1 are disabled in Registry.


NOTE: Prior to going through the Registry steps listed, verify the Daktronics Fusion and Daktronics Nucleus certificates are in place. Follow the articles below:

Daktronics Fusion Certificate - When launching Venus 1500 the Fusion service not loading, and when manually starting the Fusion service started and then stopped or when manually installing Fusion receiving a 1920 error. DD2535149

Daktronics Nucleus Certificate - Nucleus error log shows 'The underlying connection was closed: Could not establish trust relationship for the SSL/TLS secure channel.' but not showing up in Fusion Event log, Corrupt Nucleus certificate. DD2605323

Registry disclaimer
: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.

  1. **Backup the registry** How to back up restore registry in Windows.
  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Protocols
  3. Look for any folders in \Protocols labeled TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, SSL 1.0, and SSL 1.1.
  4. Under each folder, there should be 2 subfolders labeled Server and Client.
  5. In each \Server and \Client folder there should be a registry labeled Enable, double click and change the value data 0 to 1.
    • If there is a registry labeled DisableByDefault in any folder, make sure their values are set to 0.
  6. Restart computer and reload Venus 1500.

NOTE: We have seen issues resolved by enabling all TSL/SSL 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 Client and Server registries at the same time.

We have also seen instances those folders do not contain a client folder. If this is the case continue by following the process for the Server registry.

If possible, try to isolate to an individual registry value.

KB ID: DD3665770

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