You Can Delete All Records on a WINS Server Using SNMP

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SYMPTOMS

It is possible to delete entries in a WINS database using SNMP. Deleting the entries is done by sending an SNMP set packet to your WINS server running SNMP, with a command telling it to delete a specific owner. If security is not set up to accept packets only from certain sources, and someone knows your community name, the server will accept any set packets as being valid and delete the WINS owners entries.

RESOLUTION

Microsoft has updated Winsmib.dll and Wins.mib to correct the problem.

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.

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Article ID: 186473 - Last Review: October 8, 2013 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
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