Windows XP: Install the Netbeui Protocol

Posted August 24, 2004 by mikejc in Windows networking

This tech-recipe describes installing the NetBEUI protocol on a Windows XP-based computer. This may be useful because the NetBEUI protocol is not included in the list of installable protocols in Windows XP, even though the files that are needed to install the protocol are included with the installation CD-ROM. It is important to note that the NetBEUI protocol is not supported on Windows XP.
The Netnbf.inf and Nbf.sys files are the files that are needed to install the NetBEUI protocol.

Use the following steps to install the NetBEUI protocol:
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.

2. Right-click the adapter to which you want to add NetBEUI, and then click Properties.

3. On the General tab, click Install.

4. Click Protocol, and then click Add.

5. Click Have Disk, insert your Windows XP CD-ROM, open the Valueadd\msft\net\netbeui folder, click the Netnbf.inf file, and then click Open.

6. Click OK, and then click OK to complete the installation.

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