troubleshooting Question

Do I still need WINS?

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dvanakenFlag for United States of America asked on
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I have recently changed my subnetting and overlooked the task of cleaning out the WINS databse which casued all sorts of havoc for a few days.  Now that (I think) I've got that cleaned up, I wonder why I still need WINS?  This is a multiple Server 2003 environment with all XP/Vista Clients.  We run DNS on the two DC's.  Do I need WINS?  Does it play a role in browsing?  (I seem to have some Master browser problems so I'm reluctant to kill it until I get that solved).  What are you with similar environments doing?  Thanks
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