Posted on 2014-01-21
Have a few questions regarding retiring an old WINS server.
The server was built by someone in my office who seemed to believe there were certain systems which still relied on it. I checked the primary and backup servers for WINS and all of the records are expired and have been for some time now.
Out of the 100+ records only about 12 or so are static.
When I check the Server Stats all of the values are set at 0.
-Records Not Found
So im thinking if everything is expired and all the stats are at a steady 0 it doesn't look like this server is really doing much at all and could be retired.
Anything I may be missing or any other checks / tests I could run. Bear in mind we have over 1200 servers in my environment so its not easy to check each and everyone.
Also, server is 2008 R2.