8.3 Short filenames on Windows 2003 Server

If you have a document repository of sorts, it may pay to disable short filenames (legacy leftover from Win95 days).

To check if enabled:

fsutil.exe behavior query disable8dot3

To disable:

fsutil.exe behavior set disable8dot3 1

This will not remove existing short filenames but the system will no longer generate them.  This also works on XP.


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