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Configure NetBIOS over TCP/IP with Group Policy
I came across a situation last week where I needed to finally disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP. While looking for a way to disable it, unfortunately, I found that there really isn’t a good clean way to do so using Group Policy. At least, if there was a good way, I couldn’t find it.
What I came up with was a VBScript that disables NetBIOS over TCP/IP for every NIC in a computer. The script can be easily modified to enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP as well. I’m currently using this as a Computer Startup Script. Once the script is run, the effects should take place on the next reboot.
The screenshot above shows you the settings we’re modifying. Use this as a reference so you know which line to uncomment in the script. By default I have the script set to 2 - Disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.