shocko wrote:

>
> Reading the release notes for 8.7, I see this:
>
> > -Removal of NetBIOS Requirement for DRA Collector and AD Collector
> >
> > After applying this release, you can disable the NetBIOS over TCP/IP
> > protocol on all Administration servers.
> >
> > To disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP:
> >
> > Log on to the Administration server computer.
> > Navigate to the Advanced TCP/IP settings for your Local Area
> > Connection Properties.
> > On the WINS tab, select Disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.
> > Click OK until you have closed all open windows.
> > Ability to Specify Different Exchange Access Accounts -

>
> See: http://tinyurl.com/q4c9c7u
>
> Can anyone shed some light on why DRA 8.6 needs NetBIOS ??


Note this requirement was also removed in DRA 8.6 Service Pack 2.

NetBIOS is very much a legacy protocol now, removing legacy code and
the corresponding testing is not always so straightforward.

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