Netbios turns off

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    nbolds442
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    #159752

    I have one user that is having an odd issue where Netbios turns off & I can not turn it back on though the tcp/ip wins tab. The only way that I have found to get it back on is via a system restore. This issue may happen every morning on boot for a week then not occur for a month.

    I have
    -uninstalled and reinstalled the network card drivers
    -replaced the network card
    -used netsh winsock reset catalog, netsh int ip reset reset.log,
    -checked the DHCP server and it is not setup to turn it off, just to be sure I put it on a static for a while
    -used regshot before and after a system restore (377,000 changes are to many to sort though)
    -and finally formatted and reloaded the OS.

    The format and reload turned netbios back on but only for a couple of weeks. I have been unable to recreate the issue intentionally. This has been going on for a year and is driving me crazy.

    Also should have added from the begining
    This is an XP SP3 machine on a SBS2003 domain.

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    Anonymous
    #368165

    Re: Netbios turns off

    have you uses primary DNS suffix ..??

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    Ossian
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    #187273

    Re: Netbios turns off

    Er… what has WINS got to do with DNS?

    @nbolds — apart from the annoyance, is it having any side effects or can you live with DNS only?

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    uk_network
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    Re: Netbios turns off

    On the local computer have you checked the status of the service in services.msc
    TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper.
    Check that it is started/automatic and that recovery is set to restart the service

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    jcurran21
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    Re: Netbios turns off

    TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper is started. Good thought sorry it took so long to get back to you, but it’s been behaving for a while now.

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    jcurran21
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    Re: Netbios turns off

    Progress.

    I was doing some more research and found that NetBIOS will only work under a couple of NodeTypes. The PC with the issue is set to unknown the other PCs are all hybrid. According to MS I can add the key
    HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesNetBTParametersNodeType dword=8
    and that will force it to a hybrid node type, however I have done this and rebooted node type is still set to unknown. The reg key is still the way I set it.

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