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Downsides of enabling access using WINS/Netbios from Windows

I'm setting up a Ubuntu server v14.04 and want to be able to access it using its hostname instead of IP from Windows. The solutions I have found are these: sudo gedit /etc/nsswitch.conf hosts: ...
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resolving windows hostname

my main host is windows and im running ubuntu on a virtual guest OS, im currently mounting a folder in windows and in ubuntu and i get this error: in /etc/fstab //Windows-PC/shared ...
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Cannot access Samba share from windows 7 using hostname

I've been trying for days to get this working, and everywhere I look online it seems no one has a definitive answer, so here is the run down: I have an external drive attached to my ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Windows domain full hostnames cannot be resolved resulting in intranet not working

the domain: is foo.bar.local full hostname is: bla.foo.bar.local short hostname is: bla I installed winbind. here is my smb.conf: name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast here is my ...
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How can I configure Ubuntu to report its hostname to windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Access Ubuntu Server by host name How can I configure Ubuntu server to report its hostname in such a way that typing http://thehostname/ in a web browser will connect to ...