Event ID 4308 — NBT Connectivity

Event ID 4308 — NBT Connectivity

Updated: January 7, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

NBT (NetBIOS (network basic input/output system)) over TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) connectivity facilitates file and printer sharing.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 4308
Source: netbt
Version: 6.1
Message: Initialization failed because the transport refused to open initial connections.

Initialize NBT protocol

To initialize the NBT protocol, disable and then re-enable the network adapter:

You must be logged on as an administrator or belong to the Administrators group to complete these steps.

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Device Manager, expand Network Adapters, right-click the adapter you want to initialize, click Disable, and then click Yes.
  2. Right-click the adapter that you just disabled, and then click Enable.


Attempt to access a remote shared network folder. If you can access the shared network folder, then the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) server and the NBT protocol are functioning properly.

Related Management Information

NBT Connectivity



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