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Static Mappings Have No NetBIOS Suffix in WINS Manager

Article ID: 172734

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172734


When you type a static mapping in the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) database, you may only see one entry appear. That entry has no sixteenth character hexadecimal identifier.

For example, you might type a unique static mapping for a computer with the NetBIOS name of RHINO having an IP address of You expect to see the following entries:


However, you may see the following instead:



WINS Manager is not configured to display the database using LAN Manager- compatible conventions.


To resolve this issue, enable the LAN Manager-compatible feature by performing the following steps:

  1. In WINS Manager, click Options, and then click Preferences.
  2. Click LAN Manager-Compatible to enable the option.
  3. Click OK.

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

172384 WINS Database Displays Hyphens Instead of NetBIOS Suffix

Keywords: kbinfo kbnetwork KB172734