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Windows Server® 2012 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 23. Implementing and Maintaining WINS

WINS essentials

Setting up WINS servers

Configuring replication partners

Configuring and maintaining WINS

Enabling WINS lookups through DNS

WINDOWS Internet Naming Service (WINS) enables computers to register and resolve Network Basic Input/Output System (NetBIOS) names on Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) networks. WINS is not used with IPv6 networks. WINS is maintained primarily for backward support and compatibility with legacy applications and early versions of Microsoft Windows that used WINS for computer name resolution; or for networks running pre–Windows Server 2008 versions of Windows Server that don’t have Active Directory deployed and thus don’t require Domain Name System (DNS). On most large ...

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