Domain Controller's Sessions under Shared folder

Yankee30 206 Reputation points
2021-06-24T18:32:14.94+00:00

On a Domain Controller what does sessions under shared folder indicate?
Under User I can computername$(covered with red) & user id's(covered with blue)

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Does it mean these computername$ & user id are authenticating via this DC or does it mean something else ?
Do note that "open files" is "0" for any of the users.

I'm doubtful about that coz when I login to a member server, run "set l" or "nltest /dsgetdc:domain name" & then login the DC which it is showing. It doesn't list the memberservername or my user id under sessions
So what exactly is this ? Thanks

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  1. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP
    2021-06-24T19:01:48.753+00:00

    Most likely is a connection at some point to this server's sysvol /netlogon shares. Looks like they can come and go quite quickly depending on what the client computer is doing.

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  2. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP
    2021-06-24T19:29:35.663+00:00

    The open shared folder is in a SMB session, the default timeout for SMB session is 15 minutes. If the SMB session is inactive for 15 minutes the server will send a TCP reset to close the SMB connection. Until the Autodisconnect timer is reached, the server will send an NBT keep-alive packet every two minutes. In this case either the default may have been changed or something strange going on client-side.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-client/networking/mapped-drive-connection-to-network-share-lost#method-1-using-registry-editor

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  3. Vicky Wang 2,646 Reputation points
    2021-06-25T09:48:28.457+00:00

    Hi,

    》》Does this session mean the mentioned user id are authenticating via this DC?

    You can understand what it means

    》》Should I still be seeing these sessions on previously mapped DC?

    You can see these sessions on the mapped DC

    Hope this information can help you

    Best wishes

    Vicky

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  4. Vicky Wang 2,646 Reputation points
    2021-06-28T08:00:39.043+00:00

    Hi,

    Welcome to share your current situation if there are any updates.

    Please feel free to let us know if you need further assistance.

    Best Regards,
    Vicky

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  5. Vicky Wang 2,646 Reputation points
    2021-06-30T09:16:08.243+00:00

    Hi,

    Welcome to share your current situation if there are any updates.

    Please feel free to let us know if you need further assistance.

    Best Regards,
    Vicky

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