Microsoft NT 4.0 WINS reference
Values of the 16th byte
The 16th byte in the WINS name (which you see in [brackets] when you view
the WINS database in WINS manager) is used to denote special services.
Here are the values I know about. You will see the values in the format
[1Bh] in the db.
Some of these values may be wrong. I have had to glean them from various
sources, and guess at the meanings a bit. Please send
me your corrections or comments.
Normally, an active PC has three entries with the PC name and IP address:
[00h], [03h], and [20h]. If the logged in user has a different name than
the PC, there will be a fourth entry with the username and [03h].
||PDC ("netlogon service")
||all domain controllers (limit is 25 such entries)
||all browsers and potential browsers
||server service on WINS client
||usernames (for "net send") ("messenger service")
||Microsoft NETMON application
The WINS name __MSBROWSE__ points to the master browser. It is used for
Event 4102 means that push/pull is not properly configured.
by Steve Runyon