Reconfigure NetBOS on Windows XP

does not need to use NetBIOS for networking in Windows 2000 XP unless you have NT 4, Workstation, Windows 2000, Pro, or Windows 98 computers on your network. Therefore, to plug the security hole, simply disable NetBIOS. You must configure TCP/IP to use WINS before disabling NetBIOS.

configuration TCP/IP using WINS

if you have configured TCP/IP to use WINS, skip to the next section: disable NetBIOS.

on the Windows taskbar, click "start" > "control panel" > "network and Internet connections" > "network connection" or in "standard view" click "start" > "control panel" > "network connection"

right click the local connection and select Properties

from the menu

click the General tab

selects the Internet protocol (TCP/IP) from the component list,

click properties,

click the advanced

in the Internet protocol (TCP/IP) property window

click the WINS tab,

click add

type the IP address of the WINS server,

click add, and click OK to close the advanced TCP/IP settings window

click OK to close the Internet (TCP/IP) property window

click OK to close the local connection properties window

disable NetBIOS

on the Windows taskbar, click "start" > "control panel" > "network and Internet connections" > "network connection" or in "standard view" click "start" > "control panel" > "network connection"

right click the local connection and select Properties

from the menu

click the General tab

selects the Internet protocol (TCP/IP) from the component list,

click properties,

click Advanced

> in the Internet protocol (TCP/IP) properties window

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