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FS-FileServer

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What does the "FS-FileServer" feature actually do? The description in the GUI does not help - the OS has this functionality even when the feature is disabled.

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best response confirmed by exchange12rocks (Contributor)
Solution

It's a bit of an idiosyncrasy: the SMB server service is always installed, as you point out. But we needed a way to enable its inbound firewall for use; by default, all inbound communication is blocked (since XP). So to activate the various SMB rules, you can:

 

  1. Create an SMB share
  2. Manually enable them in the Windows firewall
  3. "Install" this FS-FileServer feature

 - Ned

Oh, cool, thank you, Ned! Would it be possible to improve description and documentation for this feature then?
I should've done so years ago, I will write something up soon.
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