nmblookup -A and MS XP Clients

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Mon Feb 3 23:22:47 GMT 2003

Matt Pavlovich wrote:
> A nmblookup -A $IP against a NT 4.0 client will return the name of any
> logged in user.  This same query against an XP Professional client does
> not return any user names.
> Has anyone seen this before?
> --
> Matt Pavlovich <mpav at algx.net>
> Allegiance Telecom, Inc.

I assume you are getting some results, yes?

XP does not register as many names as earlier version of Windows, suggesting
that it doesn't know how to offer some services.  If I recall correctly (I
don't have XP to test against) it does not register the client#00 unique
name (the client service).  There are others missing as well.

You can't really count on Windows to register names for all of the
services.  The services seem to come and go and move to other names and

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