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  • Hi guys, I'm in the process of retiring WINS. On my DHCP server, the WINS servers were configured as global options. I removed these and set them all as per scope options. Now, I want to start removing them one-by-one form each scope so I can test if any applications still need them. The problem is, when I remove them form a scope and then renew the lease on a machine, I see the following behaviour:

    • On windows 7, the lease renews and the per scope options are also updated leaving the machine with no WINS servers configured as desired
    • ON XP however, when the leaser renews the WINS servers are left in place just like this document indicates the behaviour on Windows 98 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/224175

    So, is this expected in Windows XP?

    Monday, February 3, 2014 2:16 PM

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  • Did you do a release then renew, or just renew?

    I've seen this with XP. With Windows 2008/Vista and newer, it will show the new changes in the options, but XP/2003 and older still behave erratic and you must release, then renew or restart. Here's a discussion from a couple of years ago discussing this same exact thing.

    Remove WINS from DHCP scope - September 28, 2011  1:00 PM ESThttp://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/675d6312-8f11-4c4d-a8d4-5a6e84a5e72f/remove-wins-from-dhcp-scope?forum=winserverNIS


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    • Marked as answer by Susie Long Monday, February 10, 2014 5:17 AM
    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 7:53 AM
  • Renew by either:

    • ipconfig /renew
    • restart of XP machine

    only renewed the lease and kept the WINS options. I had to release the lease and renew it to get it to drop the WINS options. Not ideal but i guess I'll have to live with it.

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 9:19 AM
  • Renew by either:

    • ipconfig /renew
    • restart of XP machine

    only renewed the lease and kept the WINS options. I had to release the lease and renew it to get it to drop the WINS options. Not ideal but i guess I'll have to live with it.


    Sorry, but that's your only option with XP/2003 and older operating systems.

    Ace Fekay
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    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 4:02 PM