nbtstat -n: NetBT is not bound to any devices

October 24, 2012 at 20:53:43
Specs: Win server 2008 R2, x3150/8GB
network neighborhood shows only server itself even after enabling NetBios over TCP/IP and running services such as DHCP client, Computer Browser, Function Discovery Resource Publication, SSDP Discovery, Upnp Device Host. Even firewall is disabled, the associated registries are set to 1 also.
(This is a test site and has no problem with windows 7 but will not list out 2k3 and xp nodes.)

ipconfig /all : shows Netbios is disabled
nbtstat -n : NetBT is bound to any devices
ping NetBiosName : could not find host name NetbiosName

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October 25, 2012 at 10:13:58
If you want the features of netbios you need to enable it on all devices you want to see.

You don't ping a netbios name but a tcp/ip host name.

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October 25, 2012 at 12:35:42
Thank you very much for your responses, wanderer

This ends up a very interesting steps to make it work.

As I said, I had turned on NetBIOS on TCP/IP on the adapter, however, it stays disabled.

It turns out, I had to turn on "NetBIOS on TCP/IP" on the virtual network, not the original network with adapter. ( This server has only one LAN card.)

After that, I had to reboot to see everything although system did not ask to reboot.
(Without reboot, server won't see shares of xp nodes although xp nodes can see server shares and nbtstat and ipconfig show the right info.)

I probably should test why the first network won't work. (They are on the same subnet.)

Thank you very much again, wanderer

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