Need confirmation on disabling features
Posted on 2008-06-25
I have a network that consists of one domain and multiple subnets. Each location has a Windows 2003 server with AD installed and acting as a Domain Controller. The clients are all XP. I would like to like to remove WINS from the servers, remove all WINS address from the clients, Disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP on servers and clients, and disable LMHOSTS lookup as well on everything.
Since DNS takes over the functionality of name resolution, I am thinking I can disable all these items and gain some minimal network performance and security by doing this.
Any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions? Or Is my thinking correct regarding thisa?
Thanks in advanced.