Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP with Windows

Summary

This article explains how to enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.

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To enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8:

  1. Click Start, and then click Network. (Or you type ncpa.cpl into the search box, and press ENTER).
  2. Click on the Network and Sharing Center, and then click Manage Network Connections.
  3. Right click on the Local Area Connection or the connection you are using, and then select Properties.
  4. Select the Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  5. Click the Advanced button under the General tab.
  6. Click the WINS tab.


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  7. Click the Enable NetBIOS Over TCP/IP button.
  8. Click Ok.

Last Modified: 2013-09-03.