8. Moving from Local WINS Servers to Central WINS Servers

A number of units have been quite happily running local WINS servers for some time, and many will undoubtedly continue to do so without problems. However, if it is necessary to move from using local WINS servers to using the central ones then there a number of things that we can do to help. In outline we would probably set up replication temporarily between the central servers and the local ones to allow the change to take place gradually without interruption of service. We would also check that there wouldn’t be any major name clashes (i.e. between servers). If you would like to change from using local WINS servers to using the central ones, please e-mail winsmaster.

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