Updated: January 7, 2009
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2
The NBT protocol, also known as the NetBT protocol, provides NetBIOS support for the TCP/IP protocol.
The network basic input/output system (NetBIOS) protocol allows browsing of network resources and handles basic functions of Windows networking by using two-way acknowledged data transfer.
NetBIOS is an application programming interface (API) that can be used by programs on a local area network (LAN). NetBIOS provides programs with a uniform set of commands for requesting the lower-level services required to manage names, conduct sessions, and send datagrams between nodes on a network.
The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:
NBT (NetBIOS (network basic input/output system)) over TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) connectivity facilitates file and printer sharing.
NBT (NetBIOS (network basic input/output system)) over TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) naming provides mapping between NetBIOS names and IP addresses.
Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) is the Microsoft implementation of the NetBIOS (network basic input/output system) Name Server, a name server and service for NetBIOS computer names. WINS provides a central mapping of computer names to their network addresses.