Windows 10: SMB1 disabled, SMB2 enabled; Can no longer access network shares

  1.    21 May 2017 #1

    SMB1 disabled, SMB2 enabled; Can no longer access network shares


    Hey All,

    After the recent Wanncry attacks I disabled SMB1 protocol as per the cautionary suggestions from Msft et al. Now I can no longer access my network shares via File Explorer. I am still able to access the network device using IP address via browser. However, the unifying and familiar Explorer remains stubbornly broken. When I turn SMB1 back on everything works ok. Any ideas how to fix File Explorer access while remaining somewhat protected. Mucho thanks in advance.

    M.B.
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  2.    31 May 2017 #2

    If you're system is up to date, there's no need to be concerned about Wannacry - as such there's no problem using SMB1 (despite all the comments about SMB1)

    I had the same problem - no shares visible on File Explorer - researched the issues related to disabling SMB1 - and quite frankly, it's only SMB1 on XP machines that will be (would have been before MS released a patch for XP) susceptible to a Wannacry attach. I suggest you reinstate SMB1 and enjoy accessing your network shares as before

    R
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    31 May 2017 #3

    I've heard the same from several sources and have reverted to smb1. Even so, I wonder why smb2/smb3 isn't enough to provide access to the networked resources. Thanks for the reply.

    m.b.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    31 May 2017 #4

    Been through this and enabled SMB1 again.
    Why it doesn't work? My findings were in this thread WannaCry - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums
    When you disable SMB1 it uninstalls stuff needed by Workstation service, as said the exploit was patched back in March.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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