Enable Kerberos Authentication for SMB

Priya 211 Reputation points

Hello All,

Could anyone please share a documentation on how to enable/test Kerberos Authentication for SMB share access in windows 2019 server.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. cthivierge 4,056 Reputation points

    Kerberos is enabled by default when you join an Active Directory domain.

    To test it, you can do the following steps.

    From the client computer

    1. Open command prompt
    2. type: klist purge
    3. Access to your remote server using Windows Explorer (\servername\share)
    4. In the command prompt, type the following command: klist
    5. You should see the Kerberos tickets that has been cached
    6. One of the should have something like that: Server: cifs/Servername @ yourdomain.com


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  1. Priya 211 Reputation points

    Thank you for the information.