Solved

Do I need WINS?

Posted on 2014-01-29
3
217 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-12
We have multiple sites connected via VPN Tunnels using Cisco ASA Devices. We have DNS setup with a server at each site with replication.

We are having issues with Name Resolution, and I believe that I've narrowed it down to WINS issues.

I would like to get rid of WINS and rely on DNS alone, but was told that DNS is a non-routeable protocol so we would need to continue to use WINS.

Can anyone confirm or deny this for me?

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:pridenetadmin
3 Comments
 
LVL 11

Assisted Solution

by:BillBondo
BillBondo earned 167 total points
ID: 39818656
If dns didnt route, you couldnt resolve any domains.
0
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
ktaczala earned 167 total points
ID: 39818819
If you have a server at each remote site I can't see any reason for wins.
But each server should be running DNS. which you say you have.
Have you made sure that DNS is replicating?
Never seen WINS causing any issues, can you give us more info on the errors you're getting.
0
 
LVL 12

Assisted Solution

by:NetAdmin2436
NetAdmin2436 earned 166 total points
ID: 39818895
Who ever told you that DNS is not route-able is incorrect. DNS is absolutely route able. One example is a little thing called the Internet :)

WINS really isn't used anymore. It's meant for legacy applications that are not DNS aware.

Typically in your situation you would have a Domain Controller at each site. Each domain controller would also run DNS and set to Secure Active Directory integrated DNS replication.
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

A common practice in small networks is making file sharing easy which works extremely well when intra-network security is not an issue. In essence, everyone, that is "Everyone", is given access to all of the shared files - often the entire C: drive …
If you use NetMotion Mobility on your PC and plan to upgrade to Windows 10, it may not work unless you take these steps.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

914 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now