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how to upd clients with new WINS server?

By achen2002 ·
Our PDC + WINS + DHCP server failed and we're having so many problems, I am planning to upgrade one of BDCs to PDC in the following day so it's not an issue now.

I installed DHCP, WINS and DNS on another server. DHCP is working fine, however I could not have workstations to get information from WINS.

Computer names and IP were added into WINS Manager from time to time successfully, but workstation can not ping computer by name any more.

What is the method that workstations "find"the correct WINS server on the network?

I have 03, 44 and 46 added in DHCP server, is there any other thing about WINS that I missed in DHCP?

Is this because the whole domain is running without a PDC? Any way I can have them able to ping computer name before a PDC is re-established?

Thanks for any help.

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by NetTek In reply to how to upd clients with n ...

First, make sure your clients do not have static WINS entries. Second, run WINIPCFG.exe (win9x clients), or IPCONFIG /ALL (win2000), and find out what your clients are listing as the WINS server. You may need to release and renew all the DHCP settings on the clients for them to accept the new WINS settings.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to how to upd clients with n ...

Yes, WINS entry 44 should be the IP address of the WINS server.
And WINS entry 46 should be 0x1 (for B node).
That is all you need for your DHCP clients to get the WINS server info.
Please verify that that is what you have in the DHCP scope options.

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by Steve Penn In reply to how to upd clients with n ...

I must correct answer 2. if you are using wins and dns you must use an h (hybrid) node 0x8.

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