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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 Need SMB2 or Higher & Not Listed In Windows Features

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      • #2312828
        AskWoody Plus

        My Win10 only has SMB1 listed. I’ve read many articles on how to stop using SMB1, but can’t find anything on how to get SMB2 or 3. Is there any way around this insanity?



      • #2312832
        AskWoody MVP

        SMBV2 should be enabled by default on Windows 10. See How to detect, enable and disable SMBv1, SMBv2, and SMBv3 in Windows for instructions on how to find out.


      • #2312834
        AskWoody Plus

        Another site with info on checking what versions of SMB are in use on various connections (EG: to another Windows system, or a NAS server):

        Must be running PowerShell as an Administrator for the commands to work.

      • #2312836
        AskWoody Plus

        Joe, thanks and my apologies for not reporting up front I’ve tried this. PowerShell, as Administrator:

        Set-SmbServerConfiguration –EnableSMB2Protocol $true



        Set-SmbServerConfiguration –EnableSMB2Protocol $true

        Returns a “Are you sure?” text box
        But in the Features list, nothing has changed. And I did try a reboot.

        Just for the heck of it, I also tried:

        Set-SmbServerConfiguration –EnableSMB3Protocol $true
        Set-SmbServerConfiguration : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name ‘EnableSMB3Protocol’.
        At line:1 char:28
        + Set-SmbServerConfiguration –EnableSMB3Protocol $true
        + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Set-SmbServerConfiguration], ParameterBindingException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NamedParameterNotFound,Set-SmbServerConfiguration



      • #2312838
        AskWoody Plus

        Had an “Ah ha” It’s probably not listed because it’s always on unless disabled through PowerShell. I’m going to turn the SMB3 back on in my NAS and see if it simply works.

      • #2312840
        AskWoody Plus

        That’s it. Blinding Flash of the almost obvious. Thanks for the hint Joe!

      • #2312899
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP
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