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Windows Internet Name Service (WINS)

The purpose of the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) is to provide NetBIOS name to address mapping for machines attached to the Oxford University network. The service is used primarily to resolve NetBIOS names to IP addresses.

What's this?
The stage in the service lifecycle at which the service currently resides. Lifecycle = planned, new, live, notice, closed
Lifecycle status
What's this?
The level of user activity at this point in the academic year.
Business activity level
What's this?
The regular period during which routine maintenance could take place.
Maintenance window
What's this?
Would making a change to the service today present too high a risk to the University?
Restricted change period

Getting help

Support contact
Service Desk
01865 (6)12345
Support hours8:30 - 17:00 Mon- Fri*
Out-of-hours supportTelephone Support is provided 24/7
Portfolio CommitteeTechnology Portfolio
Service SponsorFraser, Michael
Service owner
Greenwood, Saffron
Service manager
Greenwood, Saffron

* except bank holidays and University closure days

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