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wins and subnets

Posted on 2004-04-13
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we have 10 subnets separated by T1's
1 domain controller in each subnet which is also each subnets wins, dns and dhcp server.
what should wins and dns be set to on the domain controllers in these subnets?

right now some dc's are set to use themselves as wins and dns and some are set to go back to our main office's wins/dns and I'm trying to figure out whats right.
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by:Brainman23
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What environment are you running in?  Are you running Windows 2000 Server, NT, Active Directory, etc?
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by:ChuckNorris2
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active directory - windows 2003 servers  - winXP clients
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PennGwyn earned 80 total points
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If you have WINS replication working, every WINS server should have the same database, so each DC should be able to get the answers it needs by querying itself.

Similarly, if they're all serving up the same DNS zone and that's replicating properly, they should be able to query themselves and get the right answers.  The one caveat there is that registering clients in DDNS *might* require you to talk to the primary DNS for the zone -- that would argue for making each site a subdomain so that registration can be handled locally.



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by:Gareth Gudger
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You will want to set the TCP/IP settings on the local DC to point to itself for DNS and WINS resolution if it hosts it and set up forwarders in the DNS manager to point to that of your corporate office if need be. That way it will always try and resolve locally first and then query the corporate DNS if need be.
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by:Brainman23
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WINS would not really even be necessary in this environment if you really have all XP clients and do not plan to use any Win9x clients...
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