Configuring WINS and WINS-R - BlueCat Address Manager - 8.2.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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8.2.0

How to configure WINS deployment options.

A Windows DNS server can use Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) to lookup names that are not found on the DNS server. There are two WINS-related resource records:
  • WINS—used in forward zones to resolve NetBIOS names to IP addresses.
  • WINS-R—used in reverse zones to resolve IP addresses to NetBIOS names.

The WINS resource record is imported into Address Manager as the Use WINS Forward Lookup deployment option at the zone level. Address Manager cannot import WINS-R records. You can add the Use WINS Forward Lookup deployment option at the configuration, view, or zone levels.

To configure the WINS deployment option:

  1. Navigate to the level at which you want to configure the WINS option.
  2. Click the Deployment Options tab.
  3. Click New, then select DNS Option.
  4. From the Option drop-down menu, select Use WINS Forward Lookup.
  5. Select Do not replicate this record if you are using a combination of Windows and Other DNS servers. This setting prevents the WINS record from being included in zone transfers to servers that do not recognize the WINS record.
  6. In the Address field, enter the IP address of the WINS server, then click Add. You can add multiple IP addresses.
  7. In the Cache Time out field, enter the cache timeout value to be applied to the record.
    The Cache Timeout value indicates how long the DNS server should cache any of the information returned in a WINS lookup. The default setting for Cache timeout is 15 minutes.
  8. In the Lookup Timeout field, enter the lookup timeout value to be applied to the record.
    The Lookup Timeout value specifies how long the DNS server should wait before timing out and expiring a WINS lookup performed by the DNS Server service. The default setting for Cache timeout is 2 seconds.
  9. Under Server, determine the servers to which this option applies:
    • To apply the option to all servers in the configuration select All Servers.
      Attention: Server Groups only support BlueCat DNS/DHCP Servers.
    • To apply the option to a specific server, select Specific Server, then select a server from the drop-down menu.
  10. Click Add to add the option and return to the Deployment Options tab, or click Add Next to add another deployment option.