Enumerate SMB Sessions on Windows Server 2008 R2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm encountering the following issue regarding "Manage Sessions" on Windows Server 2008 R2:

    When using Server Manager --> Roles --> File Services --> Share and Storage Management then click Actions "Manage Sessions.." at the right to list current sessions, Only a dialog box "Working: Enumerate SMB sessions" appears but no sessions list shown after a long time.

    If using local Computer Management --> System Tools --> Shared Folders --> Sessions to list current sessions, the list appears very slowly, one connection at a time. Wait for a long time, the session list completes. But when I click on the output grid, the snap-in becomes unresponsive.

    I like to know is there anyone encounters the same problem and if so, how to fix it.

    Thank you very much.

    Friday, March 20, 2015 7:18 AM


  • Hi,

    Computer Management will try to resolve the client IP address to user-friendly NetBIOS name. Please try to disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP to get enumerating sessions faster.

    For more detailed information, please see:

    On Windows Server 2008, you may have to wait for a long time to populate the information on shared folder sessions in Computer Management console

    Best Regards,


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    • Proposed as answer by Mandy Ye Friday, March 27, 2015 7:05 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mandy Ye Thursday, April 9, 2015 3:29 AM
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 6:16 AM