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Operating System

Windows Server 2012


iSCSI Target







One or more iSCSI targets have been detected with unrestricted access to iSCSI initiators designated with "*".



Any iSCSI initiator designated as "*" can logon to the iSCSI target and access the associated VHDs.



Change the iSCSI initiator designation from "*" to a specific initiator IQN. Unspecified iSCSI initiators will be unable to logon to the iSCSI target.


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