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Exchange 2010 & netbios

Posted on 2011-09-25
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Hi,

We have Exchange 2010 SP1.Network team used wireshark and inform us that there is a broadcast from all servers and it is related to NetBIOS(NBNS protocol).Actually we do not have WINS server. Question is if we disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP for all Exchange server , Is there any affect to Exchange functionality  or outlook client side ?
Is there any affect to SCCM, SQL 2008, File server 2003 ?

* DNS configured & working well.
* All Exchange & AD servers are Windows 2008 R2.
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by:Suliman Abu Kharroub
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out of my experience, disabling netbios name only affects xp/2003 machines specially when opening shared folders by name. otherwise it should not affect  anything.

I have it disabled on all server ( 2008 R2). no issues.
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Deepu Chowdary earned 500 total points
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Yes as said above it will not make any difference for 2008 machines
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by:vishalvasu
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You can disable NetBIOS. In case if you need Name Resolution install WINS server role on one of the server.
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thank you
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LOL

you are welcome
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