(for Windows NT 4.0 / 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista)
BrowseList retrieves the browse list. The output list contains computer names, and the roles they play in the network. For example you can see which are PDC, BDC, stand-alone servers and workstations. You can also see the system comments (which can be very interesting reading).
Download the exe file and run it. If you run it without parameters it will ask your system for the browse list. If you specify an IP address as the parameter, it will ask that system for the browse list.
Q: How do I redirect or stop the output?
A: You can redirect the output to a file by appending for example "> file.txt" at the end of what you write at the Command Prompt. You can stop the output by appending "| more".
Q: Exactly how do I write to retrieve the browse list from a remote system, say 192.168.1.1?
A: Like this: "browselist 192.168.1.1".
Q: I get an "internal unknown error" error message. What does that mean?
A: I don't have the complete list of errors that can occur. For some reason the MS specifications don't specify them all so it will take a while before I complete the list myself.
Q: When I double-click on the file a window comes up and disappears immediately. What's wrong?
A: You must run the file from a Command Prompt.
Q: I have a question that is not covered here. Where can I get help?
A: Send me
your question. I can't promise that I will have time to answer, but I'll do my best.