WINS or not to WINS

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by BOFH, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. BOFH

    BOFH Guest

    What advantages does WINS have? What is it used for?

    BOFH, Sep 22, 2004
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  2. Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) provides a dynamic replicated database
    service that can register and resolve NetBIOS names to IP addresses used on
    your network.
    With appropriate client configuration it reduce netbios traffic at your
    For more information read built-in help.
    Burtsev Dmitry, Sep 23, 2004
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  3. BOFH

    AJD Guest

    WINS is required if you have any systems NT and below.
    If you don't, they you may not even need it. Some
    applications require it though. That's the
    major "advantage" of it, other than that, use DNS.
    AJD, Sep 23, 2004
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    Ian Guest

    I remember reading somewhere that even in a pure 2003 environment exchange,
    exchange STILL requires WINS... cant remember where I found it...
    Ian, Sep 23, 2004
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