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Setting Up a WINS Server
Windows NT versions prior to Windows 2000 rely on NetBIOS names to identify network resources. Like DNS names, NetBIOS names have to be converted into IP addresses in order for systems to communicate on a TCP/IP network. The Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) is a NetBIOS name server that registers the names and addresses of computers as they log on to the network, and resolves names into addresses as needed. The following tutorials examine the process of installing and configuring WINS.