Which name resolution should be
used for home or workgroup network
MS provides many options for NetBIOS name resolution
such as local cache lookup, WINS server query, broadcast, DNS server query,
and LMHOSTS and HOSTS lookup. Check this page for more details:
Name Resolutions Summary
For home or workgroup network without server, you
may use the router (if you have one) as DNS server or ISP DNS. It is also
recommended to enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP for the computer browsing.
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2000/2003 domain needs WINS
|This is name resolution
issue if you can ping IP but not computer name ... The
ping command uses Windows Sockets-style name resolution to
resolve a computer ...
netbios and wins
|MS provides many options for
NetBIOS name resolution such as local cache ... NetBIOS
and WINS name resolution is required only on mixed-mode
(Windows 95, ...
|If the multihomed computer are
setup both NICs using the same IP range, for example, 192.168.0.1/24
and 192.168.0.2/24, you will have a name resolution ...
Does Windows 2000/2003 domain needs WINS
|NetBIOS and WINS name resolution
is required only on mixed-mode (Windows 95 ... Point-to-Point node
type relies on WINS servers for NetBIOS name resolution. ...