The WINS automatic scavenging process may not start as expected at the expiration of the configured interval on a Window Server 2008-based computer

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SYMPTOMS
On a Window Server 2008-based computer, the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) auto-scavenging process may not start as expected at the expiration of the configured interval. Instead, the scavenging process may be delayed for a long time. Additionally, this delay may cause high memory consumption on the computer.
WORKAROUND
To make sure that scavenging occurs at set intervals, create a script or a scheduled job that starts the scavenging process. This script must include the functionality that is embedded in the following steps:
  1. Set the sleep interval for the scavenging period.

    Note The sleep interval can be set to any value that is configured in the WINS console.
  2. Run the following netsh wins command:
    netsh wins server init scavenge
  3. Loop back to step 1.
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Article ID: 947557 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 09:01:40 - Revision: 1.0

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