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Checklist: Installing a WINS server

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 8 Beta

Checklist: Installing a WINS server

 

Step Reference

Review WINS concepts such as NetBIOS names, WINS servers, WINS clients, and replication partners.

Understanding WINS

Review best practices for implementing WINS on your network.

WINS Best Practices

Determine the number of WINS servers you need to install and where to locate each server on your network.

Planning WINS networks

Manually configure TCP/IP properties for the WINS server computer.

Configure TCP/IP for static addressing

Install a primary WINS server.

Install a WINS server

Open the WINS console.

Open the WINS console

Modify WINS server defaults, if needed.

Modifying WINS server defaults

Install a secondary WINS server.

Install a WINS server

Configure replication settings on both primary and secondary WINS servers. Choose among these replication partnership methods:

  • Push partner only

  • Pull partner only

  • Push/pull partner (recommended)

Configuring WINS replication; Configure Replication

View and filter the WINS database view of active registrations as needed.

View WINS Records

Add and remove mappings in the WINS database as needed.

Manage Static Mappings; Delete or tombstone an entry in the WINS database

Back up, scavenge, and compact the WINS database regularly.

Manage the WINS Database

View WINS server statistics periodically to monitor performance.

View WINS server statistics

Update client configurations on your network to correctly specify primary/secondary WINS servers based on any WINS servers you have added.

Depending on whether you configure clients statically or dynamically for TCP/IP, either:

  • Configure WINS-related settings in advanced TCP/IP properties.

  • Configure and enable WINS-related options in DHCP scopes so that IP addresses of WINS servers and NetBIOS node types are provided to clients.

Assign a scope-based option; Configure TCP/IP to use WINS

Verify registration of client NetBIOS names in WINS as needed.

Verify WINS registration of client NetBIOS names

Troubleshoot common WINS-related problems.

WINS Troubleshooting

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