Net Watcher

Definition of Net Watcher in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is Net Watcher?

A system tool in Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows 98 for monitoring shared resources on other computers running Windows 95 and Windows 98. You must enable remote administration on the computers to be monitored using the Passwords utility in Control Panel. Net Watcher is the Windows 95 and Windows 98 equivalent of the more powerful Windows NT tool Server Manager and Windows 2000 tool Computer Management.

Net Watcher shows all current connections to a computer running Windows 95 or Windows 98, along with the names of the connected users, the files and printers that are in use, and the level of access granted. An administrator can use Net Watcher to disconnect users from shared resources, close files that are in use, create new shares, and stop sharing existing shares.

Graphic N-2. Net Watcher.

NOTE

Net Watcher cannot show hidden shares.