How to Use the NET VIEW Command in Windows XP

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SUMMARY

This article describes how to use the net view command to view a list of computer or network resources. NET VIEW displays a list of domains, computers, or shared resources available on a specific computer.

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To use the net view command, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, then point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
  2. At the command prompt, type the following, where ComputerName is the name of a specific computer whose resources you want to view, and DomainName is the name of the domain for which you want to view the available computers:
    net view \\ComputerName /domain :DomainName
    Or, to display resources available on a NetWare network, type the following, where /network:nw displays a list of all available servers on a NetWare network, and ComputerName is the name of a specific computer whose resources you want to view:
    net view /network:nw \\ComputerName

Examples

You can use the net view command to perform most of the browsing functions available in My Network Places or My Computer.

If you use the net view command without command-line parameters, or with the /domain switch, a list of computers in the domain or workgroup is displayed. For example, to view a list of computers in your current domain or workgroup, type the following:
net view
Or, to view a list of computers in the Sales domain or workgroup, type the following:
net view /domain:sales
If you use the net view command with a computer name, a list of available resources on that computer is displayed. For example, to view the list of resources shared by the \\Production computer, type the following:
net view \\production
Or, to view the list of resources available on the NetWare server \\Marketing, type the following:
net view /network:nw \\marketing

REFERENCES

For more information about Net services commands, click Start, then click Help and Support, then type net services in the Search box, and then press ENTER to view the topics returned.

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Article ID: 310381 - Last Review: December 1, 2007 - Revision: 1.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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