This can make it difficult to troubleshoot the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol and remote storage issues. The hotfix for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 that is mentioned in the "Hotfix information" section introduces more robust event logging for SMB.
Update informationFor more information about how to obtain this update rollup package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft Support. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, go to the following Microsoft website: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
PrerequisitesThere are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.
Restart requirementYou must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any previously released hotfix.
To access these events:
- Open Event Viewer and then expand Applications and Services Logs.
- Expand the Microsoft folder.
- Expand the Windows folder.
- Expand the SMBClient or SMBServer folder and then click the channels.
Note Any custom application that relies on the old event-logging mechanisms in SMB will be affected by using the new logging framework and event channels that are introduced by this hotfix.
Article ID: 2980749 - Last Review: 20 Nov 2016 - Revision: 1