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Chapter 9: WINS

While Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) is dying a slow death, it is still not absent from most Microsoft networks. To that end, problems with WINS are still inevitable, and troubleshooting them should not be ignored. The chapter shows you the common netsh (Netshell) commands available for troubleshooting WINS problems and then follows a format similar to Chapter 8. Client and server resolution problems are first explored, and then the chapter finishes up at the heart of WINS troubleshooting: server and database configuration, and WINS database replication problems.

If you have already eradicated WINS from your network and see no hot spots of the disease remaining, consider yourself lucky. For the rest of us that still cannot avoid dealing with WINS problems at the beginning, middle, and end of the day (a slight exaggeration), this chapter is definitely beneficial.

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