17.0 Configuring DSfW Server as a WINS Server

This section describes how to configure a DSfW server as a WINS server.

Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) is a service that resolves NetBIOS computer names. It provides NetBIOS name to IP address mapping for the client workstations in different subnets. Without WINS, the NetBIOS to IP address mapping is limited to a single subnet. For example, if you ping a NetBIOS name, the corresponding IP address is returned. Without WINS, this mapping is done only for workstations within a subnet. However, with WINS, this mapping can be done for clients to WINS servers across subnets.