Decommissioning WINS Server on Domain Controller

I'm in the process of upgrading my domain from 2003 to 2008 R2.  I have a single forest and single domain with 6 domain controllers.  My last domain controller that I'm decommissioning  is a 2003 R2 DC that's running WINS on it.  All of my workstations ares XP, 7, 8 and 8.1 and only have 5 servers left that are running Server 2000; all other servers are a mix from 2003 to 2012.  My DHCP servers are configured to include my DNS servers and this old WINS server for all clients.  My management won't allow me to disable WINS to see if anything breaks which is what I would like to do.

Is there any way to tell what clients might be resolving their requests in WINS rather than DNS?
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Chad FranksSenior System EngineerCommented:
The only thing that may still be using WINS is some older software that resides on the 2000 servers...

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Sedgwick_CountyAuthor Commented:
It's my understanding too that any shares that are setup using a hostname instead of FQDN will still resolve using the suffix list, correct?
Chad FranksSenior System EngineerCommented:
correct.  are you still using netbios for anything?
Sedgwick_CountyAuthor Commented:
The only thing I can think that might be is some old applications.  I believe we still have SMS still running too on a 2000 server for some of the older clients.
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