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Repair or Re-creation of Wins-Database in Windows 2000 and 2003

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Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003

To delete and re-create your WINS database, follow these steps:
  • Click Start, point to Settings, and click Control Panel.
  • Double-click Administrative Tools
  • Double-click the Services icon
  • Click Windows Internet Name Service, and on the tool bar, click the Stop icon.
  • Create a temporary folder (for example, WINS_Old). Move the current contents of the WINS folder to the temporary folder.
  • WINS is located at: %SystemRoot%\System32\WINS\
  • Restart WINS.
  • When WINS is started, new WINS database files will be created.