NetBEUI for the Windows XP VPN client?

Posted on 2003-02-19
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Last Modified: 2008-02-26
I installed NetBEUI onto Windows XP as per Microsoft instructions, and when I went to the local LAN adapter and chose Install->Protocol it was in the list. However, when I went to the VPN icon, chose Properties, Networking tab, and then tried "Add", I couldn't find NetBEUI on the list. How do I get NetBEUI working for the Windows XP VPN client? The VPN is working great for Win2K clients.
Question by:corezapr
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Do you really need Netbeui?
Are you using WINS? Does the VPN client get a DHCP assigned address, or are you using address pool?

Have you enabled Netbios over TCP/IP on the VPN properties, Networking, TCP/IP, Wins tab, choose "enable" vs "default"

If you have properly configured DNS and/or WINS servers, you should not need Netbeui over the WAN.


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ID: 7990077
We can't use WINS since there's no Windows server on the network, the VPN is being hosted by a Win2K Pro machine. We can map network drives etc with the settings we currently have but we have to be able to browse and so have to have NetBEUI. It's working fine with Win2K but we need to upgrade the client machine to WinXP and just can't get the VPN adapter to bind to NetBEUI, even though the local LAN adapter does without any problems. Netbios over TCP/IP is enabled but doesn't help for browsing. We don't want to spend a lot of time reconfiguring since everything is working fine and the problem is just in getting Windows XP configured.
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lrmoore earned 800 total points
ID: 7996435
I'm afraid you may be out of luck with Netbeui over the VPN:
"..however you will not be able to use NetBEUI on a Remote Access Service (RAS) connection. RAS connections cannot use NetBeui."


Without WINS, your option would be to create a HOSTS or LMHOSTS file to put on the XP clients:


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