DNS Server WINS NetBIOS Initialization

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The NetBIOS protocol was the principal network protocol that early versions of Windows used. In conjunction with Windows Internet Name Service (WINS), NetBIOS supports a simple, nonhierarchical naming system. You can configure DNS servers and clients to support NetBIOS and WINS as a supplement to the Domain Name System (DNS) protocol.


Event ID Source Message



The DNS server failed to initialize WINSR reverse lookup through NetBIOS adapter status lookup. The server will not attempt to perform WINS reverse lookups.

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