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Add a static mapping entry

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

To add a static mapping entry

  1. Open WINS.

  2. In the console tree, click Active Registrations.


    • WINS/applicable WINS server/Active Registrations

  3. On the Action menu, click New Static Mapping.

    The New Static Mapping dialog box appears.

  4. Enter the following information to complete the static mapping:

    • In Computer name, type the NetBIOS name of the computer.

    • In NetBIOS scope (optional), you can type a NetBIOS scope identifier, if one is used, for the computer. Otherwise, leave this field blank.

    • In Type, click one of the supported types to indicate whether this entry is a Unique, Group, Domain Name, Internet, or Multihomed type entry.

    • In IP address, type the address for the computer.

  5. Click Apply to add the static mapping entry to the database.

  6. To add more static mapping entries, repeat steps 4 and 5. When you are done adding static mapping entries, click OK.


  • Because each static mapping is added to the database when you click Apply, you cannot cancel work in the dialog box. If you make a mistake when typing a name or address for a mapping, delete the incorrect mapping, and add a new one using the correct information.


  • To open WINS, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click WINS.

  • In general, only use static WINS mappings for computer names (not group names) that do not directly use WINS to register their names. Static mappings can overwrite dynamic mappings at other WINS servers and can be increasingly difficult to remove from all servers once they are introduced into a replicated WINS environment.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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