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What is WINS and when do you use it?


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Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) provides a dynamic replicated database service that can register and resolve NetBIOS names to IP addresses used on your network. The Microsoft® Windows Server 2003 family provides WINS, which enables the server computer to act as a NetBIOS name server and register and resolve names for WINS-enabled client computers on your network as described in the NetBIOS over TCP/IP standards.