Client for Microsoft Networks

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by FadeAway, Aug 3, 2007.

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  1. FadeAway

    FadeAway Registered Member

    Client for Microsoft Networks shows up under "Properties" for the
    "Local Area Connection." In that dialogue box I routinely disable
    File & Printer sharing, and NetBIOS over TCP/IP under WINS,
    since this machine is not networked and connects to the Internet
    through a router. I also disable the related Windows services.

    I really do not know anything about Client for Microsoft Networks,
    but Googling it seems to bring up info that would indicate
    it is probably not needed in this set-up, and turning it off would
    not only conserve resources, but actually might enhance security.

    Any reason not to kill it?
  2. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

    I always disabled it in my 2k setup along with Netbios and file and printer sharing, never had any problems or issues.. however, I don't know if there may be any other reasons for keeping it, so proceed with caution I suppose...
  3. Meriadoc

    Meriadoc Registered Member

    Probably not in your set up - vital in mine, it is used when connecting MS OSes together.

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