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Why would WINS still be needed in Active Directory?

So I have been asked this question many times...  Is WINS needed if you are using Active Directory and why?  My answer has always been NO, if you are running in native mode and have only 2000 or higher clients and have no applications that rely on WINS. I have heard recently 2000 and 2003 Exchange needs WINS and maybe a couple other things.

So what is the best answer here? Do you really need WINS in AD native mode? And why would you need it in non-native mode?

Thanks in advance.  
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Thanks for the quick responses. All were very helpful.