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File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks question

Posted on 2010-08-26
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Is there a way to query all workstations in a windows domain to determine which systems have File and Printer sharing for Microsoft networks enabled?
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I know you can use Group Policy for the domain to SET it to whatever you like.
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by:patriots
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True, I've seen articles on that.  I'd like to scan the domain to see what computers are missing it.  Perhaps this doesn't matter if a GPO can be devised that will enable it, however, on the ones I've seen where it is not enabled, it is not even installed.
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go to the command prompt and type:

Net View

The same protocol (netbios) used to populate this list has two requirements:

1) file and print sharing is enabled
2) netbios is enabled.

Otherwise this list will not populate, nor with they show up in "my network places"
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