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  • Hi guys,

    Im just demoting an corrupt dc1 2008 and have installed a new dc3 2008.

    the corrupt dc has wins running and syncing with dc2 (2008). Now I'm not really sure howe to deal with wins db.

    Just promote dc3 and create a push/pull replication to dc2 or backup the db on dc1 and restore it on dc3 and than create a replication(push/pull)

    Can anybody help me here?

    Thank you


    • Edited by homermg Thursday, August 23, 2012 9:40 AM
    Thursday, August 23, 2012 9:35 AM

Answers

  • These links should help.

    How to Move a WINS Database to Another Server
    The scenarios below describe how to move a Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) database from a Windows NT 4.0 Server (server A) to another Windows ...
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/193820

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    How to migrate a WINS Database from Windows 2000-based WINS server to a Windows 2003-based WINS server.
    Describes how to move a WINS database from a computer that is running Windows 2000 Server to a computer that is running Windows Server 2003.
    Quoted from this link:
    1. On the Windows Server 2003 WINS server, if it has any replication partners, stop them. Remove replication partners from the list of WINS replication partners
    2. Stop the WINS server on the Windows 2003 Server and on the target Windows Server 2008 computer. To do this, type the following: net stop wins
    3. Copy the Wins.mdb file (in %systemroot%\System32\Wins folder) from the source to the WINS folder on Windows Server 2008 server
    4. Start WINS on the target Windows Server 2008 server. Type the following: net start wins
    5. Take the source Windows 2003 server offline
    6. On the target Windows Server 2008 server, use the WINS service to add any existing WINS servers as replication partner
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875419

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    Thread: "Migrate W2003 DHCP and Wins to W2008Migrate W2003 DHCP and Wins to W2008" 2/2008
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverMigration/thread/c3523239-28bf-419e-b266-98ed670b84e2

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    Friday, August 24, 2012 1:19 AM
  • Hi homermg,

    Thanks for posting here.

    > Just promote dc3 and create a push/pull replication to dc2 or backup the db on dc1 and restore it on dc3 and than create a replication(push/pull)

    Actually either method will work . If DC2 had been configured to replicate the WINS DB with the DC1 before the disaster then we can simply transfer the DB  to the new DC3 form DC2 by setting a new replication relationship . Please take look the explanations form the section “Example of WINS Server Fault Tolerance” in the link below:

    Configuring Replication

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc959207.aspx

    Thanks.

    Tiger Li


    Tiger Li

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by homermg Friday, August 24, 2012 7:45 AM
    Friday, August 24, 2012 5:42 AM

All replies

  • These links should help.

    How to Move a WINS Database to Another Server
    The scenarios below describe how to move a Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) database from a Windows NT 4.0 Server (server A) to another Windows ...
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/193820

    .

    How to migrate a WINS Database from Windows 2000-based WINS server to a Windows 2003-based WINS server.
    Describes how to move a WINS database from a computer that is running Windows 2000 Server to a computer that is running Windows Server 2003.
    Quoted from this link:
    1. On the Windows Server 2003 WINS server, if it has any replication partners, stop them. Remove replication partners from the list of WINS replication partners
    2. Stop the WINS server on the Windows 2003 Server and on the target Windows Server 2008 computer. To do this, type the following: net stop wins
    3. Copy the Wins.mdb file (in %systemroot%\System32\Wins folder) from the source to the WINS folder on Windows Server 2008 server
    4. Start WINS on the target Windows Server 2008 server. Type the following: net start wins
    5. Take the source Windows 2003 server offline
    6. On the target Windows Server 2008 server, use the WINS service to add any existing WINS servers as replication partner
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875419

    .

    Thread: "Migrate W2003 DHCP and Wins to W2008Migrate W2003 DHCP and Wins to W2008" 2/2008
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverMigration/thread/c3523239-28bf-419e-b266-98ed670b84e2

    .


    Ace Fekay
    MVP, MCT, MCITP/EA, MCTS Windows 2008/R2 & Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010 EA, MCSE & MCSA 2003/2000, MCSA Messaging 2003
    Microsoft Certified Trainer
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
    Technical Blogs & Videos: http://www.delawarecountycomputerconsulting.com/

    This post is provided AS-IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

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    Friday, August 24, 2012 1:19 AM
  • Hi homermg,

    Thanks for posting here.

    > Just promote dc3 and create a push/pull replication to dc2 or backup the db on dc1 and restore it on dc3 and than create a replication(push/pull)

    Actually either method will work . If DC2 had been configured to replicate the WINS DB with the DC1 before the disaster then we can simply transfer the DB  to the new DC3 form DC2 by setting a new replication relationship . Please take look the explanations form the section “Example of WINS Server Fault Tolerance” in the link below:

    Configuring Replication

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc959207.aspx

    Thanks.

    Tiger Li


    Tiger Li

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by homermg Friday, August 24, 2012 7:45 AM
    Friday, August 24, 2012 5:42 AM