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Microsoft WINS and NetBIOS Issues
 

Issues or Symptoms Article Title & Link Description or Resolution  
       
       
Understand NetBIOS name resolution NetBIOS name resolution  * NetBIOS name resolution means successfully mapping a NetBIOS name to an IP address
* A NetBIOS name is a 16-byte address that is used to identify a NetBIOS resource on the network.
Computers running Windows
* Server 2003 operating systems are B-node by default and become H-node when they are configured with a WINS server.
* It is highly recommended that you configure Windows computers with the IP address of your WINS server in order for remote NetBIOS names to be resolved.
 
Default Node Type for Microsoft Clients Default Node Type for Microsoft Clients This document describes the default NetBIOS Node type for Windows if it is not specifically designated by a DHCP Server.  
Understanding DHCP IP Address Assignment for RAS Clients Understanding DHCP IP Address Assignment for RAS Clients When Remote Access Service (RAS) uses Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to obtain IP addresses for dial-in clients, only the IP address from the DHCP lease is passed to the RAS client. Other options in the DHCP scope are not  
RAS Server Behavior When Configured to Use DHCP to Assign IP Addresses RAS Server Behavior When Configured to Use DHCP to Assign IP Addresses A Windows 2000 RAS server behaves differently than a Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 server when it is configured to use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to assign remote IP addresses.  

Automatically Changing the Node Type of a Windows NT Workstation

Automatically Changing the Node Type of a Windows NT Workstation

In network installations, where IP addresses are assigned statically (DHCP is not used), it is often desirable to change the NetBIOS name resolution node type of a computer.  

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