Windows XP and the NetBEUI
Last updated: 3/28/03
Q. How can I install the NetBEUI protocol in Windows
A. Windows XP does not support NetBEUI (mskb
306059, The NetBEUI Protocol Is Not Available in Windows XP); however,
301041, How to Install NetBEUI on Windows XP, at tells
how to install it. Mskb 301041 must be there for a reason. Here's
Start, Control Panel, Network Connections, Right-Click
an existing connection, Properties, General tab, Install, Protocol, Add, Have
Disk, insert the Windows XP CD-ROM, open the Valueadd\msft\net\netbeui folder,
double-click the Netnbf.inf file, OK, OK,
and restart Windows when prompted.
But, hold one a minute... After I wrote this FAQ
I discovered that when Windows XP is on a network with Windows 9X/Me computers
running NetBEUI, the two main flavors of Windows could not converse.