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On a Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server, the WINS server is installed under Add/Remove Windows Components, but the Windows Internet Naming Service doesn't show up in the Services list.

Do I need to install something else?

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You can use the WINS snap-in in mmc.exe to manage it if it's installed correctly. A reboot is necessary after the install, which may be why you're not seeing it.

Here is a fairly complete guide to setting up a WINS server:

EDIT: Corrections.

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Yes, I know. However, when I go to the snap-in, if I click on Server Status it says "There are no items to show in this view" and if I use the Action menu to add itself as a server, it says it cannot be located, and the error is: "The Windows Internet Naming Service is not running on the target computer". When I look in services, I notice that's true... the service doesn't even show up. From what I can tell, there should be a service called "Windows Internet Naming Service". – Scott Whitlock Mar 17 '11 at 13:09
Have you rebooted since installing WINS? – Hyppy Mar 17 '11 at 13:14
If a reboot doesn't fix it, try uninstalling and reinstalling WINS. – joeqwerty Mar 17 '11 at 13:17
I don't know if it's been rebooted since. I wasn't the one to install it. However, it's been around a long time. – Scott Whitlock Mar 17 '11 at 13:17
I tried rebooting, and the service still doesn't show up. I'll have to try re-installing. – Scott Whitlock Mar 17 '11 at 13:40

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