Hi, Ok, slightly confused here. I thought all file and printer sharing in windows was linked to Netbios. I am slightly baffled. computer 1 is hosting the share with following settings: netbios over tcp = DISABLED. no NWLink or other Netbios protocols are installed. computer 2 i am using to access the share. it has the same settings as computer 1. how come I can still access the share on computer1 when I have no Netbios protocols installed? I am directly accessing computer2 via internal IP on the cmd line by the way. Does the "Microsoft file and printer sharing" use a different protocol when on an internal LAN and no Netbios protocols are available or somthing? Thanks in advance.