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JSI Tip 2116. NET VIEW \\Localhost does not work?

In Windows NT 4.0, when you type:

net view \\localhost

you receive:

Error 53
The network path was not found.

In Windows 2000, you receive:

Error 52
A duplicate name exists on the network.

The name localhost is resolved to the loopback IP Address NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBt) does not bind to the loopback address.

You must use the computer name for NET VIEW to work.

If you don't know the computer name, type:


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