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By tlouly ·
What if I have a really corrupt WINS database, and I want to just remove completely and re-install the WINS database? I have 4 WINS servers. 2 of which are on the same subnet. The other 2 are on their own seperate ones. Do I need to restart any servers that need to re-register as well?

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by darts32 In reply to WINS

If I remember correctly you can rebuild the WINS database and push the changes to the other 3 without the need for a restart.

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by darts32 In reply to WINS

yes just uninstall and reinstall. You will need to reboot the 1 server after the uninstall. After the reinstall and the rebuild of the database click on replication partners. Choose the other 3 servers. On the action menu click on replicate now. Changes will happen immediately.

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by tlouly In reply to WINS

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by tlouly In reply to WINS

when you say rebuild, you mean to uninstall and reinstall WINS? and if i do that to push out to the other 3 servers, how long before the db replicates fully. will it do so by the next day so that users will not notice any changes or be affected?

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by NetTek In reply to WINS

You DO NOT need to uninstall and reinstall WINS. To rebuild the WINS database from scratch, you simply need to stop the WINS server service on all of your WINS servers, delete the Wins.mdb file that is found in the Winnt\System32\Wins folder, and restart the WINS server services again.

As for the source of your corruption...
Believe it or not, too many WINS servers is a bad thing. A single WINS server can resolve NetBIOS names to IP addresses for about 10,000 clients, and you have four WINSservers! When you have so many WINS servers, you end up with replication problems between the servers. You should only have one primary WINS server and one secondary. Check Microsoft article Q185786 for some great information about how you should set up WINS.

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