The network browser tab allows you to customize many options including:
Disable Microsoft Windows Network Support Disables "old-style" NetBios Windows Network functionality within the software.
Expand Network Root Shows all of the domains in the network when DameWare NT Utilities is loaded.
Tool Tips Upon selection, displays tool tips in the browser pane. (Note: Tool tips will be enabled or disabled by this selection in all views containing tree views.)
Expand Favorites Root Shows all Domains listed in the Favorite Domains root when DameWare NT Utilities is loaded.
Show Computer Comments Shows the Comments (Computer Description) information obtained from the remote machine behind the HostName / IP-Address in DNTU’s Tree View.
Expand Favorite Machines Root Shows all machines specified in the Favorite Machines root when DameWare NT Utilities is loaded.
Convert IP-Addresses Displays the HostName of the remote machine instead of the IP-Address in DNTU’s Tree View.
Expand by Default Allows you to select either the Member Domain or the Logon Domain to automatically be expanded when DNTU is loaded.
Use this Machine for Domain/Machine Enumeration Option allows you to specify a machine anywhere on the network to be used for retrieving the list of machines (MS Windows Network Browser).
Update Favorite Machines Icons Will automatically attempt to enumerate (contact) each machine in your Favorite Machines list to obtain information about the machine (O/S, Version, Tool Tips, etc.).
Allow Logon on Anonymous Failure DNTU attempts to contact these remote machines by asking the O/S to make a "null" connection to the remote machine. However, there are O/S configuration settings & Policy Settings that will not allow this type of connection. When this Option is enabled, DNTU will then look for any Saved Credentials and attempt the connection again using those saved credentials.
Enable Optional Ping DNTU attempts to contact it's remote machines using "old-style" network API calls. Unfortunately, if for some reason a machine cannot be contacted (i.e. port restrictions, firewalls, etc.), then that network thread must time out before continuing on to the next machine. (File & Printer Sharing is also required in order to contact the remote machine and for the icon to change color). However, by enabling the "Enable Ping Options" setting, this will tell DNTU to attempt to PING (ICMP Echo) the remote machine first. If PING fails, then DNTU will not enumerate this machine at this time, therefore, it does not have to wait for any type of network timeout before moving to the next machine.