art lee said:
build a samba wins server on and old pc using Linux distro with a sambal gui
and make it the master browser
So, I researched the idea a bit and, it appears that if one were to introduce such a server, it could be connected to the network and take over name service.
Could it be turned off to return to the original "normal"? That would seem to suggest a very low-risk approach in dealing with LAN single-subnet name service that would be reversible.
Could such a server be set up on a virtual machine?
I have thoughts of setting up a virtual machine on an existing Windows workstation for this purpose.
Seems like this would be the least intrusive approach to a critical system that's in production.
Your thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated.