NetBios

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by shanye, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. shanye

    shanye MDL Junior Member

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    On or Off? What do you think?
     
  2. °ツ

    °ツ MDL Addicted

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    To be, or not to be, that is the question.
     
  3. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    The slings and arrows of Netbios Switching, ;)
     
  4. shanye

    shanye MDL Junior Member

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    Out, damn spots...
     
  5. shanye

    shanye MDL Junior Member

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    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.
     
  6. kidpix

    kidpix MDL Novice

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    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/
     
  7. Drexl

    Drexl MDL Junior Member

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    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.
     
  8. petok

    petok MDL Member

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    I have disabled NetBios.