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This dianostic command displays protocol statistics and current TCP/IP connections using NBT (NetBIOS over TCP/IP). This command is available only if the TCP/IP protocol has been installed.

nbtstat [-a remotename] [-A IP address] [-c] [-n] [-R] [-r] [-S] [-s] [interval]


-a remotename

Lists the remote computer's name table using its name.

-A IP address

Lists the remote computer's name table using its IP address.


Lists the contents of the NetBIOS name cache giving the IP address of each name.


Lists local NetBIOS names. Registered indicates that the name is registered by broadcast (Bnode) or WINS (other node types).


Reloads the LMHOSTS file after purging all names from the NetBIOS name cache.


Lists name resolution statistics for Windows networking name resolution. On a Windows NT computer configured to use WINS, this option returns the number of names resolved and registered via broadcast or via WINS.


Displays both client and server sessions, listing the remote computers by IP address only.


Displays both client and server sessions. It attempts to convert the remote computer IP address to a name using the HOSTS file.


Redisplays selected statistics, pausing interval seconds between each display. Press CTRL+C to stop redisplaying statistics. If this parameter is omitted, nbstat prints the current configuration information once.

More Information About Nbtstat

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