WINS lookups to PDC not running WINS server

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by IainM, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. IainM

    IainM Guest

    Our Unix DHCP server issues IP addresses to all domain workstations, but does
    not include WINS server IP addresses as we don't run WINS. By default, when a
    PC receives an IP address (without a WINS server being specified in the DHCP
    reply), it does a WINS lookup to the DHCP server, which just drops it as it's
    If we start to issue the PDC Emulator's IP address as the WINS server in
    DHCP replies, am I right in saying that it would just drop the WINS lookup
    request too as it doesn't run WINS?

    IainM, Feb 13, 2008
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  2. Why would you need to provide a WINS server address if one doesn't exist?
    There is no value to this.
    Paul Bergson [MVP-DS], Feb 13, 2008
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  3. IainM

    Adamu Garba Guest


    WINS Server must be available for client to do WINS lookup, according to
    your setup, i can professionally guess tthat WINS server is absent in your

    Adamu Garba
    Adamu Garba, Mar 14, 2008
  4. Hi Iain,

    I understand that clients are performing wins lookup after they receive an
    ip address from DHCP server.

    If this is the situation , can you disable the WINS lookup on the client
    interface and test it, i guess after client receives the IP address , clients
    checks it WINS tab and goes for a lookup . so can you disable the WINS option
    from client Tcp IP properties tab ?

    Sainath , SMB KID, Jun 6, 2008
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