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When you try to run the nbtstat command with a command-line switch such as nbtstat -a remotename in Microsoft Windows XP or in Microsoft Windows Server 2003, the command does not run. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
Failed to access NetBT Driver - NetBT may not be loaded.
This issue occurs because users without administrator rights, including power users, do not have sufficient permissions to run nbtstat when the user includes a command-line switch.
To work around this issue, use one of the following methods:
The nbtstat command displays the status of current NetBIOS over TCP/IP connections, updates the NetBIOS name cache, and displays the registered names and scope ID. It is by design that users without administrator rights cannot use the nbstat command with command switches.
Article ID: 888373 - Last Review: June 8, 2005 - Revision: 1.4