On Client SKUs:

  1. reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management" /v FeatureSettingsOverride /t REG_DWORD /d 0x400
  2. reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management" /v FeatureSettingsOverrideMask /t REG_DWORD /d 0x400
  3. Reboot

On Server SKUs:

  1. reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management" /v FeatureSettingsOverride /t REG_DWORD /d 0x400
  2. reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management" /v FeatureSettingsOverrideMask /t REG_DWORD /d 0x401
  3. Reboot

 

Note: The above registry configurations are for customers running with default mitigation settings. In particular, for Server SKUs, these settings will enable Spectre variant 2 mitigations (which are enabled by default on Client SKUs). If it’s desirable to enable additional security mitigations on top of Retpoline, then the feature settings values for those features need to be bitwise OR’d into FeatureSettingsOverride and FeatureSettingsOverrideMask.

Example: Feature settings values for enabling SSBD (speculative store bypass) system wide:
FeatureSettingsOverride = 0x8 and FeatureSettingsOverrideMask = 0
To add Retpoline, feature settings value for Retpoline (0x400) should be bitwise OR’d:
FeatureSettingsOverride = 0x408 and FeatureSettings OverrideMask = 0x400