Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by shanye, Aug 23, 2015.
On or Off? What do you think?
To be, or not to be, that is the question.
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of Netbios Switching,
Out, damn spots...
I have disabled. I don't really know why is it needed - I understand no-one has used it since Windows 2000, and it may be a security risk. Done anyway, and nothing dreadful has happened.
I always disable the service and the Network config...
h t t p : / / windowsitpro.com/networking/q-should-i-disable-netbios-over-tcpip-my-windows-server-2008-r2-cluster-shared-volume-csv
h t t p : / / w ww.blackviper.com/windows-services/tcpip-netbios-helper/
If this is NetBIOS over TCP/IP, my experience in the past was that if I were to disable it, it would break file sharing. So I leave it enabled. I haven't tried it in Win10 yet, so I don't know if that's still the case.
I was confused because I read that it was supposed to be a legacy thing. Maybe I just don't know how to set it up so that it isn't needed.
I have disabled NetBios.