DHCP WINS scope options

Posted on 2009-12-17
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Last Modified: 2013-11-25
I know we can add more than 2 WINS servers in the DHCP scope options but would the system use more than 2 to resolve? I have a primary and secondary on my network and a primary and secondary from another network. Or should I just use 1 WINS server from each network?Thanks
Question by:Thomas N

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oferam earned 1000 total points
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You should probably use the other WINS server as replication partners:

If you configure one of them to be secondary than I expect oyu clients will constantly have problems and delays, when their WINS queries will change to the other network server and fail for local results and vice versa.

This explains the fallback mechanism:
If the primary WINS server cannot be reached for a WINS function (such as registration, refresh, release, query), the client requests that function from its secondary WINS server. The client periodically retries its primary WINS server.

Taken from: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/150737

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Awinish earned 1000 total points
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Yes,you can specify multiple wins server into DHCP & yes system uses according to priority like if there is
If wins1 is down it will query wins2,if wins2 is down it will query wins3.
So,the more consistent should be kept at first.
Wins2 will be only referred, if wins1 is down.

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