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Netbios Name Resolution

By jyimcse ·
Running Win98 and NT Server with DHCP and WINS. Had problems with Netbios name resolution. Enabled WINS with manual IP address and also tried using LMHOSTS. Fixed the problem. My question is, in what order does name resolution take place. DHCP, then Manual IP if available, and then parses the LMHOSTS file? Is this the order that Win98 uses? Which takes precedence? If DHCP assigns an IP address for WINS and there are manual IP address entries also, which one does the OS use.

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by spiceman In reply to Netbios Name Resolution

It's the client which needs to be setup for DHCP besides the server. If it has been assingned an IP address already then that IP address should not be on the list in the DHCP server (conflict will arise if another computer is then assigned the already used IP address). Wins resolution takes place before LMHOSTS and before these there is resolution by broadcasting. HOSTS file is also checked for DNS name resolution.

WINS is only useful if you have different subnets i.e routed environment.

Good luck

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by jyimcse In reply to Netbios Name Resolution

Let me restate my question. The client is set up for DHCP. What I want to know is which WINS IP address does it use first? Your answer seems to tell me, DHCP assigned WINS address, Manual WINS address and then LMHOSTS. Is this correct? If so, which takes precedence, or does the client use all the WINS addresses assigned.

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