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In a Windows 2003 Active Directory network, is it vital that WINS be configured for the Servers as well as the clients as would not many of the servers just query DNS?  Any assitance offered would be greatly appreciated.  
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Although theoratically Windows 2003 Domain should work only with DNS.

But in reality it does not work properly. And microsoft itself claims that they have not fully tested it without WINS.

Here is an interesting link which states that WINS is required for Exchange 2003 as well.

http://steeleye.blogs.com/weblog/2005/08/exchange_200020.html

So, in my opinion you should have a WINS server in your domain.
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Prashsax, we have a Windows 2003 WINS server but the other servers do not have it listed manually in their NIC WINS setting and therefore it does not show up on ipconfig /all on the servers.  My question is should it be added under the server's NIC WINS setting?  
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I thought you were asking if you have a WINS server in your domain.

If you already have one, then you must add it to other Servers NIC configuration.

Also, you can specify its IP in DHCP configuration so that client machines could also use WINS server.
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