WINS installation

Posted on 2006-06-09
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Last Modified: 2010-08-05
i have installed WINS on PDC and BDC as well. i have a prob of replication with my AD . My servers are having Win 2K OS with Win SP4 and updated patches.
  PDC is a replicate partner with BDC and vice versa then why am i getting errors on PDC and BDC?
error on PDC:  WINS PULL THREAD encountered an error during the process of sending a push notification to another WINS.

whereas the BDC error is like : " An attempt to connect to the remote WINS server with address xx.xx.xx.x returned with an error . Check to see that the remote WINS server is running and available and that WINS is running on that server.

Plz help me ASAP to find the solution...
Question by:Sharihp
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Are you sure you want to use WINS?  Most AD installations use DNS and NetBIOS over TCIP for Windows hostname resolution.  It's a much better configuration and is the one supported and recommended by MS today.  WINS is obsolete and is still around to maintain compatibility with older systems.

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actually i was facing problems like, when a client logs in his PC his pwd sometimes gets locked .. and he cannot login to domain.
i troubleshooted a lot and thought it is a AD replication problem. My DNS is properly configured as i knw.
now i felt installing WINS would help me in solving this problem...
whta do u suggest jhance???
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Have you examined the server logs to determine WHY these account lockouts are happening and which workstation they are coming from?  Could it be that the user is intentionally locking himself out to cause trouble? (Believe it or not, this happens.)

Regardless of the above, I don't believe that WINS is the solution.  In my opinion it has NO place on an AD network.
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Windows 2000 and 2003 does not requires WINS or any kind of NetBIOS traffic for authentication. If the users are not getting authentication i will suggest you to check the DNS and AD.

Run Netdiag with /V switch and check for errors.  (This Command is available in the support tools.)

If the WINS Replication id not working mannualy Enable The NetBIOS and Try replication from the WINS consol.


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I agree.  Dump the WINS server, unless you have some NT4 boxes on your network that need it.

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Thanx a lot jhance... for ur help. but none of my users are locking up their own accounts. As in their absence it has happened lots of times.
I think probably then the problem lies with the AD and DNS.. what do u suggest to check??

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