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By probsolve ·
i`m new in implementing WINS ,i want to clear my concept for implementing WINS .we are running 3 servers with 1 PDC & 2 BDC ,WINS have same IP address as the local PDC ,
1)is it necessary that WINS should`ve same IP address as the server has,on which it is implemented bcuz i want to install sec wins where i should install it on sama PDC or on any other BDC.
2)is it necessary to mention wins address manually on client comp under tcp/ip properties or like DHCP it is automatically resolved.

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by kralljd In reply to WINS

OK...
First, you can run your primary and secondary from any of the three DC's... however, I recommend you use one BDC as a primary and the other as your secondary.

Regardless...
The WINS address's on the primary should be the primary's IP address. Yes... both the primary and secondary WINS address on the primary are supposed to be the same IP address. Do the same on the secondary WINS server... both WINS address are the secondary servers IP address.

If you do anything right the first time you set up WINS.... do the above. Failure to do so will cause you lots of headaches.

Second... In your DHCP scope you can identify your WINS servers so that clients will automatically get them at logon. It is not automatic when you set up the WINS servers... you have to go into the DHCP server properties, the scope you have set up, and identify the addresses of the WINS servers. Then, your clients will only need to be setup to use DHCP.

Recommendation: Get your company to subscribeto Microsoft Technet... or get some older copies from someone you know who has a subscription.

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by avachon In reply to WINS

Hi, just to add to the first response.
After you set up your dhcp scope and activate it, you can go into dhcp options (on menu) and click on scope. On the left box, scroll to 044, click add, click on value and enter the IP address of the wins server. Then repeat this step by choosing 046 which establishes the "mode" (the default is 0x8 which is hybrid and suitable for most purposes. The wins server will attempt to resolve the netbios name to ip address prior to actions such as broadcasting. And yes, you should tell each client the address of the wins server(s).
To make sure it is set up properly, ping the client using the netbios name. And of course, ipconfig /all will tell you the addresses of wins servers (dns if applicable), dhcp. If you have troubling pinging, this is a quick way to double-check to make sure all addresses were typed in correectly.
Hope this helps.

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by avachon In reply to WINS

Hi, I too recommend technet. It is one of the best resources you possibly could have for all aspects of design and configuration. You can get it for about $20 or $30 less than microsoft at www.provantage.com Also, the O'Reilly book on TCP/IP is good, especially when you go to set up your wins servers as push and pull partners (for replication purposes). Hope this helps.

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by NetTek In reply to WINS

1. A WINS server should always point to its own IP address in BOTH the primary and secondary WINS settings.
2. You can manually enter the WINS server address on the client, or you can set the client to "Use DHCP for WINS resolution." However, if you select the "Use DHCP.." option, you must make sure that the WINS servers' addresses are entered into the DHCP server.

For more information, check the Microsoft Knowledge Base article: Q185786.

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