I manage a one subnet network running Windows 2003 network with Active Directory and Exchange 2003. At this time we're running DNS and WINS for computer name to IP address resolution and DHCP for IP address configuration. I would like to remove the WINS protocol because since the release of Windows 2000 is no longer required by Windows 2003, also, I think it will improve network performance by not having NetBIOS traffic. The only concern that I have is will Exchange still continue to function properly? According to this article titled "Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange 2000 Server require NetBIOS name resolution for full functionality" http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=837391
but my understanding of this article is that it only applies to larger subnetted networks and not a single subnet network like ours. I would really appreciate your input for my question. Thank you in advance.