How to activate SMB2 in Windows 10

How to activate SMB2 in Windows 10

Method 1: Using PowerShell

Unlike the obsolete SMB1 protocol, which can be activated via the "Turn Windows components on and off"You will have to use the console to activate the SMB2 version of the protocol.

Also read: Activate SMB1 in Windows 10

  1. Open "Windows PowerShell" as administrator from the context menu of the button "Start".
  2. To check the current status of the SMB2 protocol, run the command Get-SmbServerConfiguration | Select EnableSMB2Protocol. If the command returns the value "true".means that the protocol is active if "fake"So it must be on.
  3. To do it immediately in the console, run the command Set-SmbServerConfiguration -EnableSMB2Protocol $true and press the Enter key to confirm the action.
  4. Restart your computer.

Method 2: Apply a registry tweak

If for some reason the above method doesn't work for you, use the built-in registry key editor in Windows 10.

  1. To run it, press on your keyboard Win + Renter the command in the dialog that opens regedit and confirm the entry.
  2. In the left column of the editor, expand the node HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters and find the parameter on the right side with the name "SMB2"..
  3. If the parameter is missing, create it manually. To do this, right-click on the empty area of ​​the right column and select the option from the context menu. "Create". > "DWORD parameter (32 bits)". Give a name to the created parameter "SMB2"..
  4. Open the parameter value edit box by double-clicking and set the value to «1».
  5. If the parameter already exists, change its current value to «1» («0» – disabled, «1» - included).
  6. Close the registry editor and restart your computer.
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This simple registry setting will enable the SMB2 protocol.

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