nbtstat Command Tutorial with Examples To List NetBIOS statistics On Windows – POFTUT

nbtstat Command Tutorial with Examples To List NetBIOS statistics On Windows

NetBIOS is a very popular and useful protocol used to share resources like file, system information between Windows computers. nbtstat command is used for NetBIOS name cache and names registered with the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS).

nbtstat Help

We can print help information about the nbtstat command with the /? option or without providing any option like below.

nbtstat Help

nbtstat Help

Or we can just issue nbtstat command like below.

nbtstat Help

nbtstat Help

We can see that the available options and their descriptions are printed.

List NetBIOS Name Table Of Given  Remote Computer Name

We will start by displaying NetBIOS name table of the given computer. In this example, we will use /a or -a option and also provide the computer name. In this example, we will use a computer named WIN-TUEFA0TGVTB .

List NetBIOS Name Table Of Given  Remote Computer Name

List NetBIOS Name Table Of Given  Remote Computer Name

We can see that the following information is provided by this command.

  • Name is the name of the computer
  • Type is the computer name type which can be unique to the computer or a group name.
  • Status which shows name status like Registered

List NetBIOS Name Table Of Given  Remote IP Address

We can also print the NetBIOS name table by providing the remote computer IP address. We will use /A or -A option and provide the IP address of the remote system. In this example, we will use 192.168.142.129 IP address for the remote system.

List NetBIOS Name Table Of Given  Remote IP Address

List NetBIOS Name Table Of Given  Remote IP Address

List NetBIOS Name Table Of Local Computer

We can also print the NetBIOS name table of the local computer. For this, we will use /n option but do not provide any hostname or IP address because we will print the local system NetBIOS name table.

List NetBIOS Name Table Of Local Computer

List NetBIOS Name Table Of Local Computer

List NetBIOS Content Of Local Computer

We can list NetBIOS contents of the local system or computer with the /c option to the nbtstat command.

List NetBIOS Content Of Local Computer

List NetBIOS Content Of Local Computer

Purge or Clear NetBIOS Name Cache

We may want to clear or purge the NetBIOS name cache. We will provide the /R option which will delete all current NetBIOS name cache.

Purge or Clear NetBIOS Names Cache Of WINS Server

We can release NetBIOS names registered with the WINS server and re-register them with the /RR option like below.

Display NetBIOS Session Statistics By IP Address For Given Interval

NetBIOS is a session based protocol where we can list NetBIOS session statistics by IP address with the /S option.

We can also specify the interval to refresh NetBIOS session statistics by adding interval value after the command. We will specify 5 seconds interval in the following example

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