Local WINS drops on workstations at random, frequently

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http://serverfault.com – Before I go installing a Linux box with bind or similar, I'm making a final plea for help. We have a small office with a Win2K3 Standard Server hosting our domain and providing the office nameserver. The workstations are all Windows XP or Windows 7, pretty standard stuff. There are some Linux machines acting as development servers but none provide DNS. Our problem is that, at random, a Windows workstation will return a "Host not found" (NX result) for local (WINS) lookups until we issue: ipconfig /registerdns ipconfig /flushdns on that workstation. During this loss, other workstations suc (HowTos)