Windows XP First View Networking
A first view of Windows XP
Right-click on the
"My Network Places"
on the desktop to display
the Network "Properties"
On a first view, the network
configuration looks very
much the same as we know it
already from Windows2000.
||The Windows behaves
when selecting a Network Connection, a new menu
"Network Tasks" is
Let's have a look at the
||something familiar and
something new :
The configuration of Network Client, protocols
and File-and-Printer Sharing is similar to
Windows 2000, but there is a new feature:
"QoS Packet Scheduler : Quality of
An "Internet Connection Firewall"
||There is one BIG
Windows XP is the first Microsoft
Wndows system where Microsoft's
own NetBEUI protocol is
||NetBEUI is not anymore listed as
a possible network protocol to be
I actually first stumbled over
this issue, when running on my Windows98SE system the
upgrade check (from the main menu of the XP-installation CD-ROM)
When searching the Microsoft Knowledge Base, I found article Q306059:
NetBEUI Protocol Is Not Available in Windows XP
Support for the
NetBIOS Extended User Interface (NetBEUI) network protocol has
been discontinued in Windows XP. This protocol is not available
to install in Windows XP.
If you upgrade from a previous version of Microsoft Windows with
NetBEUI installed, the Compatibility Wizard displays the
currently installed driver for the NETBEUI Transport Protocol
is not compatible with Microsoft Windows XP and will be
uninstalled during the upgrade. This protocol is removed from
this new version of Windows.
For more information about this driver, visit the
manufacturer's Web site at http://www.microsoft.com. Web
addresses can change, so you may be unable to connect to this
For a list of protocols supported by Windows XP, see the
Microsoft Windows Whistler protocols Compatibility List at
the Microsoft Web site.
protocol was developed in 1985. It is used by network operating
systems such as Microsoft LAN Manager, Microsoft Windows for
Workgroups, Microsoft Windows 95, and Microsoft Windows NT. The
NetBEUI protocol implements the OSI LLC2 protocol, and is a
You can install NetBEUI in Windows XP, but it is an unsupported
protocol. For additional information about installing NetBEUI in
Windows XP, click the article number below to view the article in
the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Q301041 How to Install NetBEUI on
So, NetBEUI is "not
supported" anymore (
which means: if you have problems, do NOT call us ! ),
but still avaialble to install from the "Valueadd\msft\net\netbeui" folder on the XP CD-ROM :
||When adding protocols, we need to
select "Have Disk..."
||use the button "Browse" to locate
on your XP-CD-ROM the folder
then select OK
||You can now select the NetBEUI protocol.
Basic networking is the same as
Windows 2000, but there are some new feature, for which
details will follow soon.