Restoring WINS from Another System

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Charles, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Charles

    Charles Guest

    Is it possible to restore WINS from a server in one domain to a new WINS
    server in another domain?

    Charles, Dec 15, 2009
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    Bill Grant Guest

    What would be the point? What would you restore?
    Bill Grant, Dec 15, 2009
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  3. Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Dec 16, 2009

  4. I don't believe that would be something you would want to do. This is
    because the record owner on the records from one WINS server, belong to that
    WINS server. Therefore, if you restore that database to another WINS server
    with a different name, especially in a different domain, I do not believe it
    will work. The records will be in a mismatched owner state. I've never tried
    it due to this reason, and simply installed a new WINS server, and changed
    the WINS IP address in DHCP options and on static machines, and the database
    repopulates rather quickly.


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    Ace Fekay [MCT], Dec 16, 2009
  5. Same here. Then if there are any static entries I rebuild them
    manually,...and any Admin that is smart enough to know better,....there
    intensionally won't be a lot of those static entries.

    Phillip Windell

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    Phillip Windell, Dec 17, 2009

  6. Good point about static entries. Usually I don;t think I've ever had to
    create any, even for *nix boxes because we've installed SAMBA on them, which
    allows it to interact with NBNS systems such as WINS.

    Ace Fekay [MCT], Dec 17, 2009
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