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We use the IBM i system as a print server and have many NetServer print shares.
The IBM i 7.3 Memo to Users (MTU) (https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_ibm_i_73/rzaq9/rzaq9osNetSrvPrt.html) documents additional steps required to allow NetServer print shares to work in an SMB 2.0 (SMB2) environment on both Windows and IBM i. However, if SMB2 is enabled on Windows, such as by a Windows update, the NetServer print shares do not print.
SMB 1.0 (SMB1) must be enabled on Windows and IBM i for the NetServer print shares to function again.
IBM development stated that when the MTU was published, NetServer print shares were tested and working in SMB2 environment. After publication, Windows behavior changed, necessitating the use of SMB1 for print shares.
SMB2 must be disabled for NetServer: CALL QZLSMAINT PARM('40' '1' '0x80') SMB1 must be enabled for Windows.
APAR MA48963 has been created.
We use the IBM i system as a print server so there is one location for all printing. NetServer print shares are a large part of the environment. When a Windows update is applied, SMB1 is disabled and users are unable to print. SMB1 must be enabled on Windows again for it to work.
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