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Unfortunately, Microsoft in their seemingly infinite wisdom has decided to remove NetBEUI from the standard installation routines. They want us all to move over to TCP/IP File and Printer Sharing. But we all know that TCP/IP File and Printer Sharing is not that all secure.

Luckily for us, NetBEUI is not dead, it is lurking on the Windows XP install CD.

Step 1: Put your Windows XP install CD into your CD drive.
Step 2: Browse to Valueadd\MSFT\Net\NetBEUI.
Step 3: Copy Nbf.sys to (WINDOWS FOLDER)\System32\Drivers
Step 4: Then copy Netnbf.inf to (WINDOWS FOLDER)\Inf (note, this folder is hidden).
Step 5: Go to your Desktop, right-click on Network Places and choose Properties.
Step 6: Right-click on the adapter you want to add NetBEUI to, and then choose Properties.
Step 7: On the General tab, click Install. Click Protocol, and then click Add.
Step 7: Click to select NetBEUI Protocol from the list and then click OK.

You may have to restart your computer.

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by trparky See Profile
last modified: 2002-07-11 00:59:59