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Robert_Cerny
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Captive portal - WINS server

Hi folks, any idea how to set up WINS server in case of captive portal? I did set up Captive portal VPN in our offices and it' s huge improvement in case of speed, however our users are confused from the need of using IP addresses to connect to internal servers... Thanks Robert
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JSN
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Are you trying to use win server 2008 r2 to build your WINS server? Wins server are supported in windows 2008 but " Global Names" in DNS are the prefered " Single Label" resolution method.
Robert_Cerny
New Contributor II

Hmm, sorry it looks like I was specific enough, you didn' t get it. I have Win2008k server on my office network and I use FortiAP 220B to connect to it via Captive portal. The problem is that there is not a way how to set WINS server in this case and my users are forced to use IP addresses to connect to internal server
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JSN
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My mistake, sorry about that. how about DHCP offer? configure DHCP server to mention your office WINS server IP address. From Fortigate GUI, System -> Network -> DHCP server -> advanced -> WINS Server
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