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netbios w/o a WINS server?

Hello all,

I have a question that is going to sound ridiculous to all of you computer gurus out there?  How does netbios work?  I mean I always thought that in order for netbios to work you needed a WINS server.  However, there is no WINS server on my network but netbios is still functioning.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
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joshuaemory
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adamdrayerCommented:
NetBIOS and WINS:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/Q119/4/93.asp&NoWebContent=1

Basically NetBIOS uses broadcasts when a Name Server is unavailable.
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Yan_westCommented:
First, read this, it will enlight you :)

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=188001
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Yan_westCommented:
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joshuaemoryAuthor Commented:
Ya, that's what I thought.  Thanks adamdrayer.
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