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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.