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I have four servers on my network with only one domain.  Two servers are Windows Server 2008 and two are Windows 2003 R2.  I have about 500 clients on my network and all are either Windows XP Professional service pack 3 or Windows 7 Professional.  My question is this, do I need a WINS server installed on my network since there are no Windows 2000 or Windows 98 clients?  Your help is appreciated.  Thanks!
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Question by:dimbrogno2010
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Probably not

If you have multiple sites then you may need WINS to allow users to browse the domain (across sites) otherwise NO.
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WINS does for NetBIOS/NetBEUI what DNS does for TCP/IP.  You don't need it, but it can make your life a little easier.  You're right that it's less important these days than it was in the past.
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