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find a wins server

we just found that we have a wins server on your network, but the problem is i dont know where is installed

how can i find where it is ?
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arnoldCommented:
you can try nbtstat -RR to refresh the Netbios registration of the system you are on.
Then run nbtstat -c.
ipconfig /all should list the WINS servers if configured within DHCP scope options.
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meko72Commented:
Arnold is right. once you see that the wins server is installed I would test it by pinging the machine name and if it replys back your in buisness.
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GCI_SUPPORTAuthor Commented:
here is what i get


C:\Users\dionr.GCINETWORK>nbtstat -c

Connexion au réseau local:
Adresse IP du noeud : [192.168.1.110] ID d'étendue : []

                  Table de nom de cache distant NetBIOS

        Nom               Type        Adresse d'hôte   Vie [sec]
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    CA-DC2-2K8     <00>  UNIQUE          192.168.1.20        295

C:\Users\dionr.GCINETWORK>
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arnoldCommented:
Oops, sorry, the above deals with the windows system.  nbtlookup is a netbios lookup on the linux platform, but it is not clear how to locate the wins server using this tool.
You could try using tcpdump to see broadcast packets that could be part of the WINS exchange.
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arnoldCommented:
This seems to be a DC (CA-DC2-2K8) , could you check whether it has WINS installed?
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GCI_SUPPORTAuthor Commented:
it doesnt seem to be install

but for some reason im not sure with the answer that i get from sophos
because he told me that i have wins record

my actuel workstation naming system is that

CA-WS[number of the workstation]-[os]

so the control found this two record

CA-WS1-SVN ( actually good)
CA-WS1-VST (the pc before installing 7)

all the dns server has been clean

i dont know what to think about it
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arnoldCommented:
You can access one server or install admin pac on one of the workstation and remotely use the WINS mmc to connect to the servers and it will report whether they have or do not have WINS server roles.

I am unclear what the issue you are having or trying to fix outside the need to locate the WINS server/s.
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GCI_SUPPORTAuthor Commented:
i know what you mean
where is the wins mmc
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GCI_SUPPORTAuthor Commented:
forget about it
the problem was the computer object still in the active directory
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GCI_SUPPORTAuthor Commented:
the reason is my question was not good ( sophos do not told me the right things)

thanks everybody
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