Updated: March 28, 2003
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
The WINS subkey stores configuration data for the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS).
WINS associates IP addresses to more familiar DNS and NetBios computer names. WINS enables users to find computer resources by their familiar names, instead of requiring them to use IP addresses.