You need to plan for a method to resolve NetBIOS names to IP addresses because DNS servers alone cannot address the name resolution needs of a network that consists of Windows 2003 servers and pre-Windows 2000 clients.
You can select any one of the following methods for name resolution:
The customer care outlets attached with the existing branch offices at Denver and New York use NetBIOS names. This is because the network setup in the existing customer care outlets is in a mixed mode that consists of the Windows 2000 and Windows 98 operating systems. Most of the applications used by customer care outlets use NetBIOS name resolution. You need to plan the WINS server implementation for customer care outlets of the new branches in Geneva, Paris, and Virginia. The number of employees in each customer care outlet is between 25 and 50.
Enhance availability in the WINS design by implementing Windows Clustering
Optimizing WINS Using Client Renewal Technique Level of consistency between WINS and the network decreases Client registration activity and workload on the network increases Renewal of client names with WINS increases Decreased Level of consistency between WINS data and the network increases Client registration activity and workload on the WINS server decreases Renewal of client names with WINS decreases Increased Impact Client Renew Interval Action
The customer care outlet of the head office has implemented WINS. However, you have noticed a tremendous increase in the WINS traffic. To determine the increase in WINS traffic, you examined performance logs. These logs indicate that the client renewal traffic is very high. To counter this problem, you need to plan an optimization strategy.
You can resolve NetBIOS names using broadcasts, LMHOSTS file, or automatic name resolution.
While planning the number of WINS servers, you need to consider the network environment, network topology, network traffic, redundancy, name resolution requirements of clients, and WINS availability.
You need to plan for WINS replication if you have to implement more than one WINS server on your network, or increase WINS service availability by providing additional fault tolerance.
While planning for WINS replication, you need to consider factors, such as infrastructure of the network, number of additional servers, availability of WINS service, selection of replication partner, and convergence time.
You need to plan for fault tolerance so that when a WINS server fails or when the clients are not able to access it, the WINS service of the network does not get disrupted.