Affect of pending SMB v1 removal on existing networking storage devices?


Since Microsoft plans to remove SMB v1 from Windows 10 Fall Creators Update when it goes out to Current Branch or whatever Microsoft calls it these days will those who use FreeNAS, drobo, or the like be able to access their files and folders or will newer network storage hardware and software be required?

Comments (3)

3 responses to “Affect of pending SMB v1 removal on existing networking storage devices?”

  1. jimchamplin

    Those tools most likely were on SMB2 already. The original spec is decades old at this point. Think NT 3.5 era.

    • Polycrastinator

      In reply to jimchamplin:

      What he said. SMB v1 needs to die. If you discover you have a device that still requires it, you should throw it in the trash as insecure and no longer fit for purpose. But I don't think you'll have that problem.

      • Dan1986ist

        In reply to Polycrastinator:

        Will the Computer Browser service on Windows 10 itself be updated to not use SMB v1 as I'm sure one can't browse for networked computers or various other devices unless that service is enabled? Or can you use file and printer sharing without SMB v1?