Event ID 4305 — NBT Protocol Connectivity to WINS Server

Updated: April 17, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) is the Microsoft implementation of the NetBIOS (network basic input/output system) Name Server, a name server and service for NetBIOS computer names. WINS provides a central mapping of computer names to their network addresses.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 4305
Source: netbt
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: EVENT_NBT_BAD_PRIMARY_WINS_ADDR
Message: The primary WINS server address is not formatted correctly in the registry.

Resolve

Configure WINS

NetBIOS name resolution failed because your WINS server is not configured correctly.

To configure the WINS server:

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group or the Network Configuration Operators group on the local computer.

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Sharing Center, and then click Manage Network Connections.
  2. Right-click the connection you want to edit, and then click Properties.
  3. Click Continue when prompted by User Access Control.
  4. Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click Properties.
  5. Click Advanced, click the WINS tab, and then click Add.
  6. In WINS addresses, in order of use, type the IP address of the WINS server, and then click Add.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each WINS server IP address you want to add, and then click OK.
  8. To enable the use of the Lmhosts file to resolve remote NetBIOS names, select the Enable LMHOSTS lookup check box. This option is enabled by default.
  9. To specify the location of a file that you want to import into the Lmhosts file, click Import LMHOSTS, and then select the file in the Open dialog box.
  10. To enable or disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP, do the following:
  • To enable the use of NetBIOS over TCP/IP, click Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.
  • To disable the use of NetBIOS over TCP/IP, click Disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.
  • To have the DHCP server determine whether NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled or disabled, click Default.

Verify

To verify the correct configuration of the WINS Server service:

  1. Click Start, Control Panel, Network and Sharing Center, Manage Network Connections, right-click the connection to edit, and then click Properties.
  2. Click Continue when prompted by User Access Control.
  3. Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click Properties.
  4. Click Advanced, and then click the WINS tab.
  5. If WINS is configured correctly, WINS addresses are displayed.

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