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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 22033808, Entry date: 02/10/2012

Post-installation of Netbeui on an external PC with Windows XP, e.g. in order to make Ghost dumps.

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Netbeui is no longer supported as standard for network nodes with OS as from Windows XP. However, the protocol can be post-installed.

In principle, XP does not support the NetBEUI protocol, and Microsoft no longer supports it either. Notwithstanding that, the necessary files are included on the installation CD ROM.
The files required are: Netnbf.inf and Nbf.sys.
Installation of the NetBEUI protocol:

- Insert the installation CD ROM.
- Start >> Settings >> Control Panel >> Open Network Links

- Select the adapter to which the protocol is to be added with the right mouse button and open the Properties.

- Click on Install in the General tab
- Click on the protocol and then on Add.
- Click on the data medium and open the Valueadd\msft\net\netbeui directory.
- Now select and open the file Netnbf.inf
- Confirm twice with OK, and restart the computer to complete the installation.

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