Configuring NetBIOS

To check if your scan targets are using NetBIOS:

1. Navigate to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings.


In Windows® XP, click Control Panel > Network Connections.

2. Right–click on Local Area Connection and select Properties.

3. Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and select Properties.

4. Click Advanced > WINS.

5. From the NetBIOS setting area, ensure that Default or Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP are selected.

6. Click OK and exit the Local Area Properties dialog(s).


If static IP is being used or the DHCP server does not provide NetBIOS setting, select the Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP option.