Leverage Reach to Secure your Remote Devices
Run Enable or Disable SMBv3 Compression Script
1. Deploy Absolute
If you are a new Absolute customer, you first need to setup your account, activate the agent and verify your devices.
Follow our step-by-step guide to get started.
2. Select Reports Menu
Log into the Absolute console and select the “Reports” icon on the left-hand panel.
3. Choose Windows SMBv3 Vulnerability
Select the “Windows SMBv3 Vulnerability” report under “Hardware Assets”.
4. Select Devices
The report only shows devices that are affected by the SMBv3 vulnerability (i.e. devices having Windows 10 build version 1903 or 1909).
Select the specific devices on which you would like to run the Reach workflow and choose “Run Script”.
5. Select Enable or Disable SMBv3 Compression Script
Through the “Run Script” wizard, search for and select the “Enable or Disable SMBv3 Compression” script.
6. Configure Script
On the script’s configuration window, choose to disable SMBv3 compression to mitigate the risks associated with the vulnerability by typing “disable” in the textbox shown below. Then, scroll down and select “Next”.
7. Confirm Devices
Confirm the devices on which you would like to run the Reach script and select “Run Script”.
NOTE: Once you have successfully deployed the patch published by Microsoft to fix the vulnerability across your devices, you can enable SMBv3 compression by rerunning the script whilst typing “enable” (instead of disable) in the textbox described in step 6 (i.e. under Configure script).
Explore Other Reach Workflows
To explore and run other Reach scripts associated with common asset management and security best practices, go to the “Assets” menu on the left-hand side of the console. Choose specific devices and select the “Run Script” action on top of the page. Explore and run up to 120 prebuilt scripts or create a custom one through the wizard shown below.
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