Hello. First off, I'll start by saying that I'm a network guy, not a Netapp guy. Our Netapp guy is on vacation. A few months ago, we enabled SMB2 on the Netapp we have here (FAS3240?), which is used for all file storage. Last week we decided to turn on SMB2 optimization on our Riverbed Steelheads, which we use between the data center and some of our larger offices. We've had nothing but problems since enabling this, and the Riverbed is complaining that we're using short names, which it doesn't like. If the file server was a Win2k8 server, the fix would be simple (disable 8dot3 names), but its a Netapp. I've disabled it on the client, but the messages persist. Is this something that the Netapp does? A packet capture shows that all file names more than 8 characters long are truncated to their 8dot3 equivalent (with the ~1 at the end). Is it the Netapp doing this, and if so how do I disable it? It is making tasks like directory browsing across the network unbearable.