How to remove wins settings from clients?

Posted on 2008-11-13
Last Modified: 2013-11-25
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


Question by:afternoonan

    Expert Comment

    you can do with the dhcp server help.
    you need only to remove the wins server detaiils from the dhcp.
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    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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    Author Comment

    Thanks Darkstar245,

    Worked like a dream!!!
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    Expert Comment

    Glad I could help :)
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    Expert Comment

    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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