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How should I configure WINS replication?

Posted on 2008-10-29
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All,

Just asking ... I have read the following ....

http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/6/9/5695b3a2-bfbb-4638-8058-de94c3c5b7ff/07_CHAPTER_4_Deploying_WINS.doc

and

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc786754.aspx

but am still unclear ... I have 15 servers and 30 users on a standard 2 DC network. DC1 = FSMO, DNS,WINS, DHCP ... DC2 = DNS ... I want to try to accomplish the 'High availablility WINS' document mentioned. I have it installed on 'DC2' I just want to know the proper way to configure replication for .... 2 DCs and 13 member servers and 30 clients.

If I am to use WINS automatic partner configuration ... How do I configure and implement that?

Please advise ... I think this is an easy one.

Naerwen
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Haven't read the document you've linked, but in an environment of your size, it's not too complicated to have highly available WINS.
Just install WINS on bth DCs; then on both DCs, enter *only* their own IP address as WINS server. Let all other clients point to one DC as primary, to the other as secondary.
Then simply set up push/pull replication for both servers in the WINS management console. Shouldn't take more than 15 minutes.
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oBdA,
 
I am executing this just now. As stated I have the secondary wins server set to point to it self for wins. In addition, I have mdoified my DHCP scope options to now dole the IPs which will include the secondary server. I am now attempting the push/pull replication.
I may comment back if I hit something I cannot figure out.
TTYS.
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oBdA,
I believe that was simple enough ... I have attached some screen shots for review. The only question I have is ... is it good practice to leave the replication interval set to 30 min with a peristant connection? I am a *little* concerned about network traffic as we have only one Powerconnect 5448 switch.
 
Please advise.
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obda ... so sorry ... here are the files .. they are screen shots. please advise.
DC1-WinsReplicationConfig.bmp
DC2-WinsReplicationConfig.bmp
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You can leave the default settings; in your environment, there should be no problems at all. WINS isn't that resource hungry, and two WINS servers can easily handle DNS and WINS traffic of a four-digits number of clients; I doubt you'll even notice the replication traffic in a LAN.
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oBdA,
Thanks for the information. I have successfully completed the installation of WINS across my network.
 
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While I did not need a detailed guide to accomplish what I was doing ... oBdA's simple and direct answers were EXACTLY what I needed to wrap up my project. - Naerwen
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