WINS server-windows 2008 standard server

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I plan to setup a new network in my compy.
I installed windows 2008 standard server for AD.
I do not know when i install WINS server what can effect to our network.
should a WINS server be on the AD?
if not what can effect?
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WINS is not required for a WIndows 2008 network.  Names resolution is performed with DNS.
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WINS is not needed for windows 2008 AD, but if you have older applications or non-microsoft clients that depend on netbios resolution you will need WINS for name resolution.

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