I hadn't read it that way - my bad. You are correct that WINS and DNS, by
nature, do not need to be on separate machines. Nor do they need to be on
separate machines due to some design limitation of this implementation.
That was a misunderstanding by the other contributor I believe.
To (briefly) layout the config for the other folks on the list...
The recommended setup for the signup kit is three servers:
OptionPack Authentication Services (RADIUS)
Signup Scripts (ASP pages, COM objects)
DNS (public - exposed externally)
DNS (private - only used by Server2 - does WINS lookup)
IIS4.0 for customer web hosting
DNS (public - exposed externally - secondary to Server1)
It can be done with 2 in several configurations, and with several "rules of
There's a full set of docs for the more curious in the Signup Kit resource
kit at http://www.microsoft.com/isn/techcenter/sbsisp/default.asp
Simpler-Webb, Inc. Austin, TX "Mauve has more RAM" -
>That would explain the need for two DNS servers (one using WINS and
>the other not), but not the need for separate WINS and DNS machines
>(which I think was the original question, unless I misunderstood).