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Start or stop 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

To start or stop a WINS server

  1. Open WINS.

  2. In the console tree, click the applicable WINS server.


    • WINS/applicable WINS server

  3. On the Action menu, point to All Tasks, and then click one of the following:

    • To start the service, click Start.

    • To stop the service, click Stop.

    • To interrupt the service, click Pause.

    • To stop and then automatically restart the service, click Restart.


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

  • After you pause or stop the service, the Resume option appears and can be clicked to immediately resume WINS service.

  • You can also perform most of these tasks at a command prompt by using the following commands:

    • net start wins

    • net stop wins

    • net pause wins

    • net continue wins

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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