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New WINS Registry Entries In Windows NT 4.0

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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
Some new registry entries are available for Windows NT 4.0.
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The registry path for these entries is the following:
   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\    SYSTEM\    CurrentControlSet\    Services\    Wins\    Parameters      BurstHandling      Type = REG_DWORD      Value: 0 or 1      Default = 0				
This parameter is used to temporarily achieve a steady state in the WINSserver when the WINS server is either started with a clean database or manyWINS clients come online for the first time. Either situation causes alarge amount of name registration and name refresh traffic to occur. TheWINS server currently stores a maximum of 25,000 name registration andrefresh queries in its queue before dropping queries. By using thisparameter, the WINS server can be configured to send success responses tothe clients whose requests are dropped. These response will have time-to-live (TTL) values that will slow down the refresh rate of those WINSclients and regulate the burst of WINS client traffic. This will result ina steady state being reached much more quickly.

To turn on this parameter, change the value to 1.

The ConsistencyCheck Subkey

This is an optional subkey that should be created if you want WINS to periodically perform database consistency checks. To create this subkey, start Regedt32.exe and go to the following key:
Create a new value named ConsistencyCheck. Once this key has been created, you can add the following values:
Range = 1000 to total number of records (decimal)
Default = 30000
Specifies the maximum number of records that will be replicated in oneconsistency check cycle. WINS does consistency checks on the records ofeach owner WINS server (the WINS server from which the record wasreplicated). After checking an owner WINS server, the local WINS servercontinues to the next owner WINS server, or stops. This is determined bythe MaxRecsAtATime value.
   UseRplPnrs   Type = REG_DWORD or nonzero value   Range = 0 or nonzero   Default = 0				
If set to zero, WINS will contact the owner WINS server. If set to anonzero value, WINS sill contact only its pull partners to performconsistency checks. If set to nonzero, WINS randomly picks a WINSfrom its list of pull partners unless the owner WINS server also happens tobe a pull partner. In that case, the owner WINS is contacted.
   TimeInterval   Type = REG_DWORD   Range = 21600 (6 hours) - entered in seconds (decimal)   Default = 86400 (24 hours) - entered in seconds (decimal)				
Specifies the time interval between WINS server database consistencychecks.
   SpTime   Type = REG_SZ   Default = 2:00:00 (2 A.M.)				
Specifies the specific time at which the first WINS server databaseconsistency check will occur. The time is specified in hh:mm:ss format.Thereafter, the WINS database is periodically checked for consistency byusing the time interval specified in the TimeInterval parameter.

Article ID: 154410 - Last Review: 10/01/2013 02:46:31 - Revision: 1.1

Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

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