WINS Automatic Backup does not run every 3 hours.

A. By default WINS backup will actually take place every 24 to 27 hours after the last backup completed.

To work around this perform the following:

  1. Create a batch file that stops and starts the WINS service, e.g. WINSRSTR.BAT
    @net stop wins
    @net start wins
  2. Configure Wins to backup the database on exit
  3. Schedule the WINSRSTR.BAT to run at whenever you want the database backed up, e.g.
    C:\> at 22:00 cmd /c "%systemroot%\winsrsrt.bat"

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