Manually check database consistency

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 8 Beta

To manually check database consistency

  1. Open WINS.

  2. In the console tree, click the applicable WINS server.


    • WINS/applicable WINS server
  3. On the Action menu, click Verify Database Consistency.

  4. When prompted if you want to continue, click Yes to start consistency checking.


  • To open WINS, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click WINS.

  • Checking consistency can be resource-intensive when there is a large number of names to be checked or a large number of WINS servers involved. You might want to perform this only during off-peak hours to minimize the impact on your WINS servers and network.

  • Consistency checking can also be scheduled through server properties. For more information, see Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Enable periodic consistency checking of the WINS database
Checking the WINS database for consistency