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Description of the WINS PersonaGrata feature


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256986 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/) Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry

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Introduction

Administrators can use the new PersonaGrata feature to specify a specific list of WINS servers to accept as record owners. All other owners are blocked. Using this new feature is the opposite of using the PersonaNonGrata feature.

By default, when Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) replicates with its partners, it accepts records that belong to any WINS owner. The PersonaNonGrata feature was introduced in Microsoft Windows NT 3.5 to permit administrators to block records that belong to specific WINS servers.

The PersonaGrata feature might be especially useful if corrupted records are being replicated into a WINS database (with owners that are not valid). You can use the PersonaGrata feature to block all records that do not belong to a list of known good WINS servers.

Note Group records (like 1C GROUP and MULTIHOMED) may still contain some WINS owners that do not belong to the list of PersonaGrata entries because the current design of the PersonaGrata feature does not filter out WINS owners from group entries.

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More information

Windows Server 2003

The PersonaGrata feature is included in Windows Server 2003 and versions of Windows 2000 later than Service Pack 3 (SP3).

Windows 2000 hotfix information

If you are running Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 or earlier, apply the hotifx that is described in this section to obtain the PersonaGrata feature.A supported feature that modifies the product's default behavior is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to modify the behavior that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that specifically require it. This feature may receive additional testing. Therefore, if the system is not severely affected by the lack of this feature, we recommend that you wait for the next Windows 2000 service pack that contains this feature.

To obtain this feature immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name
   --------------------------------------------------------
   26-Mar-2002  22:49  5.0.2195.5257  152,848  Wins.exe
   27-Mar-2002  12:17  5.0.2195.5257   90,896  Winsevnt.dll

How to use the new feature

Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

If you are running Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or earlier, you must first install the hotfix that is mentioned in this article.

To use the PersonaGrata feature, you must modify the registry:
1.Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
2.Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WINS\Partners
3.On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
Value name: PersonaMode
Data type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1 = PersonaGrata mode, 0 = PersonaNonGrata mode (default)
4.On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
Value name: PersonaGrata
Data type: REG_MULTI_SZ
Value: A list of IP addresses
5.Quit Registry Editor.

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References

For additional information about the PersonaNonGrata feature, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
251067 WINS registry parameters for Windows 2000
For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173 The Datacenter program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server product
For additional information about how to install multiple hotfixes with only one reboot, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
296861 Use QChain.exe to install multiple hotfixes with only one reboot

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Keywords: KB312964, kbhotfixserver, kbprb, kbqfe, kbwin2000presp3fix, kbfix

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Article Info
Article ID : 312964
Revision : 6
Created on : 2/20/2007
Published on : 2/20/2007
Exists online : False
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