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recently oportunistic locking became disabled -  windows server 2008
I suspect through a windows update.
does not seem to be a way of enabling it again

anyone else experienced this and is there a registry key or tool to reverse this?
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Question by:abelh2011
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You can also deny the granting of opportunistic locks by setting the following registry entry to 0:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters
EnableOplocks REG_DWORD 0 or 1
Default: 1 (enabled)
Note The EnableOplocks entry configures Windows-based servers to allow or to deny opportunistic locks on local files. These servers include workstations that share files.

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In later versions of Windows, you can disable opportunistic locking by setting the following registry entry to 1:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MRXSmb\Parameters\
OplocksDisabled REG_DWORD 0 or 1
Default: 0 (not disabled)

Full:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/296264
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by:abelh2011
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HI
thank you very much for responding
yes I found that article at microsoft too -  it was aimed at windows 2003. -

I will look at the windows2008 server asap -  Wondered whether anyone else had had thisproblem with a windows update removing this ability
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by:Felix Leven
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i would try to search my wsus server for hints regarding this
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by:abelh2011
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this solution confirmed my search of microsoft knowledgebase -

It was a second opinion - but nevertheless happy with the answer
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