About WINS service environment of Windows Server 2016 or 2019 RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are considering renewing the DC environment.

    The current DC is OS 2012 R2, functional level 2008 R2, and is using the service.

    I am planning to build a new DC with OS 2016 or 2019. Can I use the WINS service?

    Is the use of WINS service on this OS a deprecated configuration?

    Also, from the following MS information, are there any restrictions when using the WINS service?
    Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:43 AM

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  • Server 2019 does support WINS, WINS role can be added using usually add roles and feature wizard or using PS cmdlet Install-WindowsFeature WINS

    Any reason why you are still using WINS? Its a legacy technology I would highly recommed using DNS and also disabling NetBios on all machines as its highly vulnerability and easily exploitable.

    Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:21 PM
  • Hi

    The Windows Internet Name Service is a legacy computer name registration and resolution service that maps NetBIOS computer names to IP addresses.

    If you do not already have WINS implemented on your network, do not implement it; instead, implement the Domain Name System (DNS). DNS also provides computer name registration and resolution services, and includes many additional advantages over WINS, such as integration with Active Directory domain services.

    Friday, June 4, 2021 2:42 PM