New ways to do WINS tasks

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 8 Beta

New ways to do familiar tasks

The following table lists common tasks for managing WINS servers. The user interface for performing these tasks is different in this version of Windows from the way it was in Windows NT 4.0.


  • There are no significant user interface differences between Windows 2000, Windows XP, and the Windows Server 2003 family for this component.
If you want to In Windows NT 4.0 use In this version of Windows use

Install a WINS server on this computer

Network in Control Panel

Windows Components Wizard.

For more information, see Install a WINS server.

Start WINS management tool

Start menu shortcut to WINS Manager listed in Administrative Tools


For more information, see Open the WINS console.

Start or stop a WINS server

Services in Control Panel

Computer Management.

For more information, see Start or stop a WINS server.

Add a server to WINS management tool and manage it

Add WINS Server on the Server menu in WINS Manager

See Add a WINS server to the console.

Add and configure a replication partner for a WINS server

Replication Partners on the Server menu in WINS Manager

See Add a replication partner.