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SMB2 active

Posted on 2011-10-29
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi Experts,

how can i determine if smb2 is active on terminalserver or not, like " ... sc query lanmanworkstation depend=...." ???

Best regards & thx++
Question by:reredok
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SuperTaco earned 1000 total points
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So, for troubleshooting purposes, mostly in an environment that has mixes operating systems, you might want to consider disabling SMB 2.0. You need to do so on both the "client" and the "server" operating systems. To disable SMB 2.0 for Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 systems that are the “client” systems run the following commands:

sc config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/nsi
sc config mrxsmb20 start= disabled
Note there's an extra " " (space) after the "=" sign.

To enable back SMB 2.0 for Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 systems that are the “client” systems run the following commands:

sc config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/mrxsmb20/nsi
sc config mrxsmb20 start= auto
Again, note there's an extra " " (space) after the "=" sign.

if you have a Windows 2008 server, it's more than likely enabled.  You can try disabling it and see what it says, then re-enable

Author Comment

ID: 37050648
ok, but is there not an easyier way?

Name: SMB2
=0 disabled
=1 enabled

can't i query the "smb2"-value onto Client like "..sc query lanmanworkstation depend ..". All Terminalserver are Win dows 2008 R2 Enterprise.

You are correct: by default all Windows 2008 Servers have SMB2 enabled. But some circumstances (i.e. Trouble with SQL Connections) have consider the prevoius Admin to diable SMB2 .

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The registry is just another method of enableing/disabling.  I've doen the enable/disable to chekc with out any issues.

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