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Netbios Name Resolution Question on Server 2008

Posted on 2010-08-12
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I am sure this is a basic question...I got use to WINS now with server 2008 no more.
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When I see NBNS traffic (wireshark) from Domain Machines are they trying to contact a WINS server?
When that fails, do they change to DNS name resolution? The node type on these machines is Broadcast.

In DHCP no node type is defined. Is it best to leave it that way in a Server 2008 domain? This is the question I am getting to. (I have been thinking about changing it to Hybrid because I see so many machines with  Broadcast node types.)
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Getting the system to Hybrid would be the best solution. WINS is not required but if you are using legacy applications then you should install WINS.

http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/t6851-accesss-denied-on-downstairs-computer-what-is-node-type-hybrid.html

http://www.tech-faq.com/netbios-node-types.html
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by:Purtech
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Does NBNS appearing in Wireshark mean there are legacy apps? And are those requests being answered by the DC DNS with no WINS?

My ignorance is showing here: is NBNS handled only by WINS and NetBT by DNS?
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What seems is that your systems are not Hybrid which would help with that.
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