ARCHIVED: What is WINS?
WINS is a service run on Windows NT servers to provide Windows clients a way to find other Windows computers. WINS (Windows Internet Naming Service) resolves Windows network computer names (also known as NetBIOS names) to Internet IP addresses, allowing Windows computers on a network to easily find and communicate with each other.
Using a WINS server is essential for any Windows client computer to work with other Windows computers over the Internet. In addition, using a WINS server is essential for any Windows client computer at Indiana University that intends to use Microsoft network resources. To use WINS services, you must insert into your TCP/IP networking configuration the IP address of the WINS servers you wish to use.
At IUB, the WINS servers are:22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52
At IUPUI, the WINS servers are:184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168
Last modified on April 09, 2013.