Maintenance: Improved CIFS/SMB security settings for the university’s home shares

Message-ID: 202012150900
Time: Maintenance window Thursday, 17.12.2020, 18:00 h – 18:30 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, December 17, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m:


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.