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I know WINS is ancient. No need to remind me. For what it's worth, this effort is going toward a project to retire it from the environment altogether.

But before I can do that - I need to be able to scriptomatically or programmatically gather statistics from it.

See the screenshot below:

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See "Total querries," (lol at the misspelling) "Record found", etc.?

How do I get at those values? They're not in Perfmon, they're not in any WMI class I've found. I can't find any related COM objects. There are counters like "queries/sec," but I don't care about queries/sec. I want total queries. Just like in the screenshot above.

I'll P/Invoke Win32 if I have to... just... where do I get these metrics?

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From my research, there's a JET database that WINS uses...there's a good place to start looking. –  Nathan C Jun 19 '13 at 17:03
    
Per support.microsoft.com/kb/168712 it looks like there's info in the registry and under C:\Windows\system32\Wins that might be useful. I didn't post an answer because I don't have WINS ;) –  Nathan C Jun 19 '13 at 17:06
    
Are you trying to find clients that may still be using wins? if so we just looked at the firewall logs. –  tony roth Jun 19 '13 at 19:45

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Found what I was looking for with netsh wins server show statistics. I'll have to parse some output text, but at least I can script it.

WINS stats

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-1 for not explaining things. –  tony roth Jun 19 '13 at 20:00
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@tonyroth What's there to explain? netsh wins server show statistics returns the statistics. –  Wesley Jun 19 '13 at 20:15
    
It is beyond obvious what his solution was, and I can't actually think of a better way to explain it. –  Falcon Momot Jun 19 '13 at 20:16
    
lol no screen shot for me! –  tony roth Jun 19 '13 at 20:18
    
That would do it! –  MDMarra Jun 19 '13 at 20:21

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