Microsoft says turn off Windows feature to protect Windows

If you can't fix it, and Microsoft can't, rip it out is Microsoft's advice for Windows' SMB2 bug.


Too bad on their own Microsoft couldn't get it right.

On my own computer network, which includes Vista, Windows 7, and Server 2008, I turn off Microsoft's recent network 'improvements' since they tend to get in the way of connecting with Samba-based servers and NAS (network attached storage) devices and even older versions of Windows. I have yet to see any problems coming from sticking with Windows' older networking protocols.

Microsoft assures users, as usual, that they'll issue a real fix real soon now. I'm not holding my breath. If all goes well you can expect to see a real fix by Patch Tuesday, the first Tuesday of the month, in October.

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