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MSAFD NetBIOS support on Window's 10 32bit RRS feed

  • Question

  • Has the "MSAFD Netbios" protocol family been deprecated from Window's 10 32 bit ? It is not shown by Msinfo32 under \\System Summary\Components\Network\Protocol.

    My legacy application uses the AF_NETBIOS socket address family. According to "https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/api/winsock2/nf-winsock2-socket":

    The Windows Sockets provider for NetBIOS is supported on 32-bit versions of Windows. This provider is installed by default on 32-bit versions of Windows.

    However, on Window's 10 32 bit the provider is not installed such that the legacy application does not work.

    Is the provider officially deprecated or is my Winsock installation corrupted?

    Note: NetBt is enabled, Netbios over TCPIP is enabled in Wins and "nbtstat -n" shows local NetBIOS names correctly.

    Friday, August 17, 2018 10:26 AM