Mar 202008

Although NetBIOS and NetBIOS names can be used with network protocols other than TCP/IP, WINS was designed specifically to support NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT). WINS is required for any environment in which users access resources that have NetBIOS names. If you do not use WINS in such a network, you cannot connect to a remote network resource by using its NetBIOS name unless you use Lmhosts files, and you might be unable to establish file and print sharing connections.

WINS Benefits

WINS provides the following benefits over other NetBIOS name resolution methods

• WINS name resolution reduces NetBIOS name query broadcast traffic because clients can query a WINS server directly instead of broadcasting queries.

• WINS enables the Computer Browser service to collect and distribute browse lists across IP routers.

• The WINS dynamic name-to-address database supports NetBIOS name registration and resolution in environments where DHCP-enabled clients are configured for dynamic TCP/IP address allocation.

• The WINS database also supports centralized management and replicates name-to-address mappings to other WINS servers.

• WINS and DNS can be used in the same environment to provide combined name searches in both namespaces.

If you want to install a WINS server follow this procedure

  • Click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Add or Remove programs, and then click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  • Under Components, scroll to and click Networking Services and Click Details.
  • Under Subcomponents of Networking Services, click Windows Internet Name Service (WINS), click OK, and then click Next.
  • If prompted, type the full path to the Windows Server 2003 distribution files and click Continue.
  • Required files are copied to your hard disk, and server software can be used after restarting the system.

To open the WINS console

• To open WINS, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click WINS.

• The WINS console is an administrative tool for managing WINS servers.

To add a WINS server to the console

  • Click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click WINS.
  • In the console tree, click WINS.
  • On the Action menu, click Add Server.
  • In Add Server, under WINS Server, type the appropriate server information.
  • Optionally, click Browse to locate the WINS server computer by name on your network.

Start or stop a WINS server

  • Click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click WINS.
  • From WINS/applicable WINS server

On the Action menu, point to All Tasks, and then click one of the following:

• To start the service, click Start.

• To stop the service, click Stop.

• To interrupt the service, click Pause.

• To stop and then automatically restart the service, click Restart.

You can also perform most of these tasks at a command prompt by using the following commands:

• net start wins

• net stop wins

• net pause wins

• net continue wins

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