Move WINS when upgrading?

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Brad, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. Brad

    Brad Guest

    I currently have DHCP and WINS running on an NT 4.0 member
    server, in a NT domain. I am going to be introducing 2003
    DC to the network. Since I will be installing DNS on the
    2003, I was planning on moving DHCP to the 2003 server as
    well. With that said, are there any benefits/problems
    with leaving the WINS service on the NT 4.0 member server,
    or should I move it to the 2003 DC? Thanks
    Brad, Jun 18, 2004
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  2. Hi Brad,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    The WINNT WINS server still works in Windows 2003 domain. But I would like
    to recommend that you move to Windows 2003 WINS server because there are
    some new features and enhancements.

    Please refer to the following documents for more information:

    300473 HOW TO: Migrate a WINS Database from Windows NT 4 Server to Windows

    - This article is for 2000 but Windows 2003 can use it as well.

    323429 HOW TO: Install WINS in Windows Server 2003

    Have a nice day!

    Bob Qin
    Product Support Services
    Microsoft Corporation

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jun 18, 2004
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