I was looking at some things on installing a new server and I seen that they have to assign a WINS address. Now what is WINS? I have googled it and looked it up but it still a little foggy for me. The explanation that I have mostly been getting has been;
"Short for Windows Internet Naming Service, a system that determines the IP address associated with a particular network computer. This is called name resolution. WINS supports network client and server computers running Windows and can provide name resolution for other computers with special arrangements. Determining the IP address for a computer is a complex process when DHCP servers assign IP addresses dynamically. For example, it is possible for DHCP to assign a different IP address to a client each time the machine logs on to the network. WINS uses a distributed database that is automatically updated with the names of computers currently available and the IP address assigned to each one."
I know its all there in the definition but I don't get the difference between DHCP and WINS. DHCP can assign IP addresses that are different as people keep logging into the network, what about WINS? Does it assign a specific one like DNS? Or does... I'm not sure what does it do? DHCP and WINS the same? I need some help on this. Thank you all!