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What services use NetBIOS in Windows 2000?

What services use NetBIOS in Windows 2000? How is file and print sharing executed in native mode of Network Neighborhood?

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Lots and lots of services default to using NetBIOS over TCP/IP, even when in native mode. You can disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP through the Advanced configuration options of the protocol. You should also disable NetBIOS in all external or outbound interfaces. I was unable to find a definitive list of exactly which services use NetBIOS. You might be able to find something useful by searching Technet.

This was first published in April 2003

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