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February 6, 2019

Unable to access Windows 2003 shared folder from Windows 10

Filed under: Microsoft Related — Tags: , , , , — Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) @ 1:04 PM


We have some folders shared on old windows 2003 box, while trying to access them from windows 10 workstation, we are seeing following error …

w2003 error for w10.PNG


In Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Windows Server, version 1709 (RS3) and later versions, the Server Message Block version 1 (SMBv1) network protocol is no longer installed by default. To enable it ,

Start powershell with privilege mode (on your windows 10 workstation) by >

Open CMD in privilege mode, and start powershell 


Now get status of ​SMB1Protocol

Get-WindowsOptionalFeature –Online –FeatureName SMB1Protocol

Probably it will be in Disabled State, change it to enable using following cmd,

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName SMB1Protocol

Afterwards, it may ask you to reboot machine, Do it to restart so that changes can take effect.

Status after enabling SMB1Protocol

PS C:\> Get-WindowsOptionalFeature –Online –FeatureName SMB1Protocol

FeatureName : SMB1Protocol
DisplayName : SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support
Description : Support for the SMB 1.0/CIFS file sharing protocol, and the Computer Browser protocol.
RestartRequired : Possible
State : Enabled
CustomProperties :
ServerComponent\Description : Support for the SMB 1.0/CIFS file sharing protocol, and the Computer
Browser protocol.
ServerComponent\DisplayName : SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support
ServerComponent\Id : 487
ServerComponent\Type : Feature
ServerComponent\UniqueName : FS-SMB1
ServerComponent\Deploys\Update\Name : SMB1Protocol

Now try to access windows 2003 sharing folder & hopefully it will work fine.

Disable SMB v1 in Windows

Open powershell cmd, and issue

Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters" SMB1 -Type DWORD -Value 0 –Force

Disable SMB1 using Windows registry

You can also tweak the Windows Registry to disable SMB1.

Run regedit and navigate to the following registry key:


In the right side, the DWORD SMB1 should not be present or should have a value of 0.

The values for enabling and disabling it are as follows:

0 = Disabled
1 = Enabled

Syed Jahanzaib

1 Comment »

  1. Thank you so much i were facing this issue now i will try this Step

    Once Again Thank you.

    Iqbal Jan Umrani


    Comment by Iqbal Umrani — February 6, 2019 @ 2:37 PM

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