I just read your article on blocking NetBIOS connections to Windows XP Pro. It seems like a good way to avoid NetBIOS attacks, but I have a couple of doubts:
Thanks in advance for your attention.
You are correct, which is why I suggested double checking with members of your administrative staff before implementing such a policy. Disabling the Server Service would also block all NetBIOS traffic, but using an IPsec policy would potentially allow you to create "exception lists" that would permit the IP addresses of your administrative workstation to manage your workstations remotely, while still denying other access.
Dig deeper on Microsoft Systems and Network Troubleshooting
Related Q&A from Laura E. Hunter
Active Directory expert Laura E. Hunter offers some advice for changing the IP addresses of domain controllers.continue reading
A Windows administrator moving from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2003 R2 wants to perform a restore of a previous server to a new one ...continue reading
An admin has two domains and two Active Directories. He wants to know how to join the Active Directories so that internal staff can access both, but ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.