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Henagon

SMB Use?

Does TeamViewer use SMB?  If so which version(s)?  The concern came up as a result of on going activities to remove all software with vulnerable versions of SMB and I need to convince IT that TeamViewer is ok.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: SMB Use?

Hi @dhalstead, hi @Chiron,

TeamViewer indeed does not use SMB1 but uses a proprietary protocol for all connections.

Regardless of whether or not, our users decide to use SMB1, TeamViewer is not depending on that and will run.

I hope, that helps. 

All the best, Esther

Community Manager

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Hexagon

Re: SMB Use?

Sounds like they want to stop using SMB1 for security reasons. If SMB1 is disabled and an application requires it, the app won't work. As far as I know, applications can't restart SMB1 and Microsoft is keeping a running list of programs that use SMB1. TeamViewer is not on this list and I haven't had any issues on any "non-SMB1-computers".

That being said, I have no idea what protocol is used by TeamViewer for file transfer. Maybe @Esther could verify this? She gave a great answer to a security question earlier.

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Re: SMB Use?

Hi @dhalstead, hi @Chiron,

TeamViewer indeed does not use SMB1 but uses a proprietary protocol for all connections.

Regardless of whether or not, our users decide to use SMB1, TeamViewer is not depending on that and will run.

I hope, that helps. 

All the best, Esther

Community Manager

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Henagon

Re: SMB Use?

Thank you for the confirmation.  That's the answer I was looking for.