NetBIOS over TCP/IP is a networking protocol that allows legacy computer applications relying on the NetBIOS to be used on modern TCP/IP networks. Enabling NetBios might help an attackers access shared directories, files and also gain sensitive information such as computer name, domain, or workgroup.
Follow the below steps to resolve the misconfiguration.
Step 1: Open control panel
Step 2: Navigate to programs and features.
Step 3: Click on "Turn Windows features on or off.
Step 4: Disable "NetBios over TCP/IP"Step 5 : Click ok.
Potential issues that may arise after applying the resolution
Altering the existing security setting may create the following impact in your network operations. Legacy protocols are present to support operations of legacy applications and services. Disabling them would cause those applications to stop functioning.
Does remediation require reboot?
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