[Samba] Fwd: Win 7 Pro

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 13:06:17 MDT 2011

On 10/04/2011 01:45 PM, Harry Jede wrote:
> On 19:40:52 wrote samba at printflow.eu:
>> I added WINS server to my DHCP config and  now I join domain. THX ! I
>> did not undo settings from http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Windows7
>> to check. I will try with next machine in about week. This page also
>> noted that registry setting is not needed with patch from MS witch
>> seems be instaled.
>> This led me to other question, I have two PDCs on my network for two
>> companies. If I set both WINS server in DHCP setting may I expect it
>> will work? Does w7 checks both of them?
> You should have *one and only one* WINS-Server per ethernet segment.
> WINS use broadcasts.
I thought WINS clients registered with WINS servers-  which means that 
the WINS DB is updated with that client, and that the WIN client can 
then resolve client names to IP address.   WINS lets you avoid issues 
with finding machines by broadcast.

If you have a windows server as a WINS server, it can replicate/sync 
data with other WINS servers.     I believe there is an recommended max 
limit for how many clients a WINS server should support-  although I 
think it is unlikely that one ethernet segment would have so many to 
really need more than 1 WINS server.

Conceptually, if you had two completely separate Windows or Samba 
domains, each with its own PDC.   I could see that you could allow them 
each to have their own WINS server, and the WINS server's would not 

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