In Windows 2000, the ability to set the NetBIOS scope ID has been removed from the UI, but it’s still doable. You’ve got to add an entry to the Registry (and the normal Registry warnings apply here).

Run the Registry Editor, and go to the following key (HKLM means HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE):


Add a new string value (REG_SZ in REGEDT32), named ScopeID (case is important!), and set it to the scope ID that you desire. Microsoft says that a reboot is not required, but I had to on all of my machines; thus, I’d recommend a reboot.

That’s it!


Even after I set the ScopeID in windows 2000, there are still a lot of connections established with other site, any suggestion?

• Posted by: ronnie on Jul 5, 2004, 3:06 AM
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