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SMB over QUIC

Heya folks, Ned here again. I wrote a new blog post, SMB over QUIC: Files Without the VPN. Learn about this new optional feature coming to replace TCP/IP for scenarios like hybrid computing and mobile workers - VPN'less SMB 3.1.1 ... continue reading

SMB is Dead, Long Live SMB!

Hello again, James Kehr here with another guest post. Titles are hard to do. They must convey the topic to the reader while being both interesting and informative, all at the same time. Doing this with a technical article makes ... continue reading
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SMB and Null Sessions: Why Your Pen Test is Probably Wrong

Hi everyone, James Kehr here with a guest post. One of the SMB cases we get regularly at Microsoft Support is, “my pen test says you allow Null sessions!” Followed by a string of CVE numbers; like, CVE-1999-0519 and CVE-1999-0520 ... continue reading

Survey for NetApp FAS customers

Heya folks, Ned here again. We have a quick survey for all our customers who use NetApp FAS. Https://aka.ms/NASurvey It will take just a minute and is completely anonymous. We hope you can provide a little info on how you ... continue reading

Fix for the Storage Migration Service “Couldn’t transfer storage on any of the endpoints” issue

Heya folks, Ned here again. For those of you seeing this issue: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/storage-migration-service/known-issues#error-couldnt-transfer-storage-on-any-of-the-endpoints-and-check-if-the-source-device-is-online---we-couldnt-access-it With an error in WAC like: "Couldn't transfer storage on any of the endpoints. 0x9044" And detailed error in WAC like: "Check if the source device is ... continue reading
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Controlling write-through behaviors in SMB

Heya folks, Ned here again. In my continuing series on offbeat SMB settings, today I’m going to explain how to control SMB write-through and data consistency in Windows 10 and Windows Server. Background Network protocols like SMB or NFS are ... continue reading
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Controlling SMB Dialects

Heya folks, Ned here again. As part of a small series on esoteric SMB settings, today I’m going to explain how to control SMB client dialects in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019. Background SMB Dialects are simply significant versions ... continue reading
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New SMS log collector available

Heya folks, Ned here again. I've published a new version of the Get-SMSLogs PowerShell script on https://aka.ms/smslogs. It improves the logging of time stamps and event IDs for the non-debug event logs. And by improving, I mean, it actually has ... continue reading
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Storage Migration Service August Update

Heya folks, Ned here again. We've released our first set of new features for the Windows Server 2019 Storage Migration Service, as part of cumulative update KB4512534. No need to run a SAC release - this update applies to the ... continue reading

New Storage Migration Service WAC Extension 1.57.0 available

Heya folks, Ned here again. We just released an update to the Storage Migration Service extension for Windows Admin Center. It will automatically appear in your WAC feeds as of now. Tool: Storage Migration Service Version 1.57.0 Notes: Transfer mapping ... continue reading