0 Replies Latest reply on Oct 12, 2006 12:04 PM by chengdm

    NBTSTAT stops working XP SP 2 installation

      Explanation of the Problem
      Microsoft has decided to disable the messenger and alerter service since Windows XP SP 2. Cited security problem.

      NBTSTAT -A IPADDRESS uses messenger service to retrieve Windows LOGON USERNAME which enables me to auto login the person into the system.

      With the services disabled, NBTSTAT now retrieves the computer name instead of WINDOWS LOGON USERNAME.

      Question 1
      Now that Microsoft has disabled the services, what other method that I can use to RETRIEVE WINDOWS LOGON automatically.

      Question 2
      Is there a method where I can translate the computer name to WINDOWS LOGON USERNAME? I am sure, it is stored somewhere?