I don't understand that!
I have myselft tried this with no problems at all, you should use the
Microsoft DNS directive $WINS!
$WINS <ipaddr1> <ipaddr2> ....
where the <ipaddr> ist the address of the WINS server, you can use at most 4
addresses here. also, check that your WINS servers are reachable from your
But this does work! What's wrong??
From: shishir @
To: Firewalls-Digest @
Subject: How to Connect WINS and DNS in NT 4.02 b
Date: den 6 June 1996 22:49
<<File Attachment: UUCP_ENV.TXT>>
..so that DNS checks the WINS database before returning a non
existent machine's ip-address/hostname.