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How to Disable NetBT Proxy on Incoming Connections

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By default, Netbios Proxy is enabled for incoming Remote Access Service (RAS) or virtual private network (VPN) connections on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003-based systems. This setting permits RAS clients to resolve the Netbios name on the local area network (LAN) that the RAS client is connected to. If you run the Ipconfig /all command from the command shell on the computer that is configured as the RAS or VPN server, this returns the information that the WINS Proxy Enabled value is set to Yes. In some cases, you may want to disable this setting.

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After you enable the incoming connection setting, the EnableProxy value is set to 2.

NOTE: The EnableProxy value resides in the following registry location:
To disable Netbios Proxy on the RAS or VPN server, follow these steps.

WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
  2. Locate and then click the following registry key:
  3. Change the value of the EnableNebtBcastFwd to 0.
  4. Quit Registry Editor.
  5. Restart the computer.

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Keywords: KB319848, kbinfo

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Article Info
Article ID : 319848
Revision : 6
Created on : 2/27/2007
Published on : 2/27/2007
Exists online : False
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