Windows Internet Name Service

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) provides a dynamic replicated database service that can register and resolve NetBIOS names to IP addresses used on your network. WINS enables the server computer to act as a NetBIOS name server and register and resolve names for WINS-enabled client computers on your network as described in the NetBIOS over TCP/IP standards.

For more information about WINS, see Windows Internet Name Service Overviewin TCP/IP Fundamentals for Windows in the Microsoft TechNet Technical Library at