Why I cannot use WINS for name resolution

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Please explain why I cannot use WINS for name resolution. I can use WINS in Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. In DNS, what does the domain controller register? Will it resolve names such as Microsoft.com on the internet if I eliminate the ISP’s DNS server settings from the domain controller? 

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Why I cannot use WINS for name resolution

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Hello…Janice,

To Understand the Architecture of Windows Internet Name Service you should know about its history and that would be NetBIOS.

“NetBIOS is a high level programming language interface to PC-DOS applications to IBM, PC-network broadband Local Area Networks.

Microsoft products mainly use this NetBIOS technology to design its Networking Concepts.

NetBIOS names are single label names and restricted to 15 characters. Microsoft networking programs like Windows NT allow first 15 characters of a NETBIOS name to be labeled by the user and the specialty is its 16th character the suffix is a NetBIOS name”

So it is clear that you can use WINS in Windows NT 4.0,

In order to that DNS naming system have multiple labels like SRV2.domain.com

So you can’t use WINS as name resolution in this manner because it will not resolve the address correctly.

You haven’t mentioned exactly whether it is Domain control name register or

Domain Control registration if it is domain control registration please visit link 1 for more information,

If it is domain control name registration please visit link 2.

1.       http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738991%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

2.       http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc978020.aspx

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