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- See Getting Started, below.
Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) is Microsoft’s implementation of NetBIOS Name Service (NBNS). It is a name server for NetBIOS computer names.
WINS allows Microsoft client computers to contact other computers by resolving a NetBIOS name to a network (IP) address.
Provides name service for NetBIOS computer names
What to Expect
This service normally will be available 24 by 7 except for standard change windows, as described in IS&T’s standard policies, procedures, and schedules for making changes.
Systems need to be running NetBIOS and be configured to use WINS for name resolution
WINS servers are provided automatically to any system on campus using DHCP. For other systems, see WINS Server.