Using SMB 2.1 or 3.x Metadata Retrieval

Goal: Use SMB 2.1 or 3.x for metadata retrieval.

Context of use: The user has located a file on a content server on a wide area network (WAN) link and wants to read that file.

Minimal Guarantees: No action is taken that affects other files that are exposed on the content server as a result of this operation. Files Access Services operate with no content caching.

Success Guarantee: The user obtains the metadata that are required to open the communication channel to retrieve the file.

Trigger: The application receives a request from the user to read a file.