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WINS Does Not Back Up Database During Shutdown

Article ID: 255283

Article Last Modified on 2/28/2007


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server

This article was previously published under Q255283


A Windows 2000-based Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) server does not back up the WINS database during server shutdown, even if the Back up database during server shutdown option is enabled.


As a workaround, stop WINS manually before shutting down the computer by using one of the following methods:

  • At a command prompt, type net stop wins.
  • Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, click Services, right-click Windows Internet Naming Service, and then click Stop.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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