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What are some routine maintenance items that need to be done on the WINS database.  I'm no expert but have heard talk about tombstone records etc; that can cause problems over time.  I've also be interested in any maintenance that might be necessary for DNS and DHCP .....

Any good tools available to analyze these and give a good picture of health etc ;

Thanks ......

As always appreciate you looking and adding what you can ......

Joel
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If you are using DNS and I assume you are on a windows server 2008 or newer, then you do not need WINS. Actually you can have all your Client machine disable netbios and use only DNS.

As for DNS you can run scavenging every once a while to remove old unused records.
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I'd not disable NetBIOS on windows client machines as NetBIOS is base to communicate with Windows systems

If you have any legacy application that required WINs, otherwise WINs is not required.
Properly configured DNS and DHCP integration will always works perfectly with DNS scavenging enabled

Mahesh.
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