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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Setting Up WINS Servers

To make a computer running Windows Server 2003 into a WINS server, you must install the WINS service. This service doesn't require a dedicated server and uses limited resources in most cases. This means you could install the WINS service on a DNS server, DHCP server, or domain controller. The only key requirement is that the WINS service can be installed only on a computer with a static IP address. Although you can install WINS on a server with multiple IP address or multiple network interfaces, this isn't recommended because the server might not be able to replicate properly with its replication partners. In most cases, you won't want to configure a domain controller as a WINS server.

Installing WINS

You can install the ...

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