On a LAN connection, you can Disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP on the WINS tab. No such setting is available for a dial-up or VPN connection.

To disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP on a dial-up or VPN connection:

1. Right-click the dial-up or VPN connect in the Network and Dial-up Connections window and press Properties.

2. Select the Networking tab.

3. Clear the following check boxes:

        File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks
        Client for Microsoft Networks

4. Press OK.

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