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By dennis ·
I have a server running IIS, DNS, PDC. Corporate gave us a memo today to start entering a WINS server address on all the clients. The WINS server is not on site, it is across the frame relay on the east coast. Should I have my own WINS server on site? like DNS? Or just go upto Corp. to resolve names? If I don't setup my own WINS server should I put the Corp. WINS server address in my server's IP Protocol WINS address like I would on a client?

Thanks, Dennis

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by stephen_ski In reply to WINS Config

ALWAYS put Wins on your site .....You really don`t want to waste Wan Time....Wins is a heavy network user for over 100 clients and for the sake of $2000 it`s not worth the bother..it`s never a good idea to put any name resolution on a remote site unless you have only a small amount of user`s less than 50.....(i personally would NOT even recommend that!!)

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by Andy_P In reply to WINS Config

Dennis.

I would create a WINS Server on your local LAN and then make this a replication partner with your Corp WINS server. And also configure the CORP to be the Secondary wins box

I would use DHCP to provide the client with the WINS Servers addresses, this means you won't have to visit every machine to change the node type See Q142042 & Q160177
044 WINS/NBNS Servers - add the address of WINS server(s)
046 WINS/NBT Node - configure as 0x8 (H-Node)

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by TrentCook In reply to WINS Config

You can setup your PCs to register with their WINS (IP PROP.. MANUAL and enter the IP) but DONT!

They would have to register over the WAN and its not worth the performance hit your going to take.

If you have a NT server, set it up and it does everything on its own. There is nothing to it. You can manually put in the IP of your server if you dont use DHCP, but if you do, just tell your IP stack to get the address from DHCP.

HTH

Trent

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by MCSE Lee In reply to WINS Config

I agree with answer #2 - local WINS machine at each site, with the corporate machine as secondary. Set them up as replication partners with the Corp machine, and set the timing to replicate after hours (it will generate a fair bit of network traffic).

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by Dennis@l In reply to WINS Config

When at all possible you want to do your name resolution locally. Apparently someone must be having problems connecting somewhere.

Turn on a wins service on your local network. You might want to also consider a LMHOSTS file.

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