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  From the October 2015 Issue of Prestwood eMag
 
Tech WINS:
Windows Internet Name Service (WINS)
 
Posted 11 years ago on 6/20/2009
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Microsoft's implementation of NetBIOS Name Service (NBNS), a name server and service for NetBIOS computer names. Just as DNS serves up domain names, WINS serves up NetBios names and is particularly useful within a Microsoft-based network when or without the NetBIOS protocol installed. Use of WINS will decrease broadcast traffic.

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Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) -

Microsoft's implementation of NetBIOS Name Service (NBNS), a name server and service for NetBIOS computer names. Just as DNS serves up domain names, WINS serves up NetBios names and is particularly useful within a Microsoft-based network when or without the NetBIOS protocol installed. Use of WINS will decrease broadcast traffic.


Even though DNS mostly replaces WINS as of Windows 2000 Server, WINS still has benefits within a Microsoft network.


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