How to remove wins settings from clients?

Hi Guys,

Can anyone tell me if I can remove Wins settings from my clients machines with a GPO or a script?

Running XP on Desktop. 2003 AD Domain


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you can do with the dhcp server help.
you need only to remove the wins server detaiils from the dhcp.
You can set this in a Batch Script file by running the following command attached...

Under local area connection, you'll want to list the name of the connection you are deleteing the wins servers from.

the end portion states all as it will delete all WINS entries.  You can also specify a single IP Address.

netsh int ip delete wins "local area connection" all

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afternoonanAuthor Commented:
Thanks Darkstar245,

Worked like a dream!!!
Glad I could help :)
PSExec can do this for you, or a GPO using NetSH.

You might want to implement a GlobalNames Zone to replace WINS.  Here's how:

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