Disable WINS/NetBT name resolution

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 8 Beta

To disable WINS/NetBT name resolution

  1. Open Network Connections.

  2. Click the Local Area Connection to be statically configured and then, from the File menu, click Properties.

  3. In the list of components, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.

  4. Click Advanced.

  5. Click the WINS tab.

  6. Click Disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.

    Optionally, you can select Use NetBIOS setting from the DHCP server if you are using a DHCP server that can selectively enable and disable NetBIOS configuration through DHCP option types.


  • To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.

  • NetBIOS over TCP/IP can also be disabled for computers running Windows XP using DHCP option types supported by the Windows Server 2003 DHCP Server service. For more information, see Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


DHCP options