You might get the message “No names in cache” when you run the command “nbtstat –c” command. The “nbtstat –c” command shows you the cache that your computer currently has on the computers in your network. The number one reason why you might get this is that most modern day networks no longer use WINS and therefor never have to worry about the netBeui names.
First I would recommend you try running a reset of the cache. To do this type this:
Next. You should issue a request for some netBeui info. You can do this a very low level by typing:
This will force your machine to talk netBeui to the other machine and cache the info. Next you should try running the “nbtstat –c” command again. Now you should see something like this:
Now you no longer get the “nbtstat -c No names in cache message” that you were originally getting! Hope this helps.