simple question about WINS

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Alex, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. Alex

    Alex Guest


    I think I have a simple question about WINS.
    Why should I define a DHCP setting option to include the
    WINS server's address.

    As far as I understand WINS serves as a DNS.
    and I don't have to include DNS's address in DHCP address

    I am a newbie..and will appreciate and suggestions or the
    links to the info.

    Thank you very much.

    Alex, Jul 4, 2003
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  2. Alex

    Ali Guest

    Hey Alex,

    the reason you set any options in DHCP are to pre-define them to the
    clients. you set the WINS option so the client 'knows' the IP of the WINS
    Server when it catches an IP for itself from DHCP.
    WINS is not DNS. they are alike. WINS resolves NetBIOS names, while DNS uses

    HTH =o)
    Ali, Jul 5, 2003
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