Maintenance: Improved CIFS/SMB security settings for the university’s home shares (“P-shares”)

Message-ID: 202106171400
Time: Maintenance window Thursday, 24.06.2021, 18:45 h – 19:00 h
Affected: Users of the university’s home shares (“P-shares”), see below
Impact: None

In order to improve security and establish compatibility with future Microsoft security patches for the Windows operating system, the CIFS/SMB security settings for the following home shares will be adjusted in the maintenance window on Thursday, June 24, 2020 from 6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m:

\\winfs-uni.top.gwdg.de\<User>$

For current operating systems the changes will be transparent. Access problems occasionally observed after the changes can usually be resolved by a reboot of the respective user system.

For old operating systems that are no longer under support, the new security settings may result in a loss of access to the network shares.