JSI Tip 2741. Windows 2000 WINS doesn't work unless file and printer sharing enabled?


When you try to access the WINS database on the local WINS server, you receive:

Cannot find the WINS server.
The WINS server you specified cannot be located. 
The WINS server might be down, there might be network problems, or the WINS service might not be installed.
The error was: The network path was not found.
When WINS Manger starts, it checks NetBIOS suffix 20, the File Server service, on the WINS server.

You must enable File and Printer Sharing for WINS to function properly on Windows 2000.


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