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WINS Server Detailed Query Log / Statistics

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I'm looking for a way to view the detailed query log for WINS.  I want to troubleshoot the reasons why I'm seeing a poor hit rate with the WINS stats on my domain controller. ie. What clients are looking for and not finding in an effort to reduce all the broadcast traffic.   I searched the Internets and did not find a good answer.  Anyone here have some guidance?  Thanks in advance.  
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Could try using network monitor and review captured traffic.
Ideally if the clients support not using WINS, I would try and get rid of it and use just DNS.

http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.microsoft.com%2Fdownloads%2Fdetails.aspx%3Ffamilyid%3Df4db40af-1e08-4a21-a26b-ec2f4dc4190d&ei=XM_dSaenHY2eM4OwiOsJ&usg=AFQjCNEoX-33eB9K9FHzxqWNlyBrAl5D-w
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I actually installed and configured WINS to try and reduce broadcast traffic.  DNS is fully setup and functional on this network  However, I still have legacy software and have to support it.  And... low and behold your suggestion caught it.  Although, I thought I was going to have to say "you're nuts!" at first considering it's potentially quite a bit of garbage to sift through.  Turns out, I have an old application that obviously isn't liking the M$ GPO 'My Documents redirect' since it's looking for the folder and can't find it on 30 or so systems.  I have a software configuration issue causing a ton of unnecessary netbios traffic.  Go figure.  Looks like I have to explicitly configure the software to use a local path and hope for the best.  Or, kill the product.  I like hammers.  ;)   Thanks.
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