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    Hi,
    there is a WINS service on the network. The server is accessible.
    My goal is to wipe it out. No one cannot say today what it serves.

    What could be done in order to determine what it needed for, instead of just shutdown and wait for calls about non accessible services/apps?
    Planning to go towards 2012 functional level so WINS function could be accomplished with Server 2012 if necessary.

    Thanks.
    "When you hit a wrong note it's the next note that makes it good or bad". Miles Davis

  • #2
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Just my opinion.

    Unless you list everything running on your network then it may be difficult what could be affected by WINS removal. It was, I believe, required for Exchange 2007 to work properly in some network configuration. Can't remember exactly what it was, may have been a multi Forest/ multi Domain or similar setup. Who knows what obscure requirement MS may now need it running for.
    1 1 was a racehorse.
    2 2 was 1 2.
    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
    2 2 1 1 2

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    • #3
      Got bored so I went looking.

      https://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/.../hh831671.aspx

      http://www.windowsnetworking.com/art...ll-needed.html - Bit more helpful than the TechNet article IMO.

      HTH.
      1 1 was a racehorse.
      2 2 was 1 2.
      1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
      2 2 1 1 2

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      • #4
        Thanks! There is the exact answer to my question. BTW, I have contacted before with Mitch Tulloch (the author of the article on windowsnetworking) for some tech question.
        He is a great person. I will try to follow what he suggests.
        "When you hit a wrong note it's the next note that makes it good or bad". Miles Davis

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