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    Hi,

    As my new Domain Controller, which is master and primary with another backing domain controller, I have changed the registry, that my master domain, should be the master browser...

    "IsDomainMaster=TRUE"
    "MaintainServerList=Yes"

    but after a day, the service gets disabled.

    So here I start it:

    15:24
    The browser has forced an election on network \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{68E3E332-D87E-4214-8DFE-2C44BC3F74FB} because a Windows Server (or domain master) browser is started.

    few hours later:
    17:53
    The browser has forced an election on network \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{68E3E332-D87E-4214-8DFE-2C44BC3F74FB} because a master browser was stopped.

    I have 4 other windows servers, (but only one of them is a DC) and they all set to "manual" for 'computer browser' service... but eventually, they will all get disabled automatically.
    i have 2 win2k, 3 win2k3 servers... (win2k3 are DC's)

    Can anyone explain why service disables itself magicalllllly?
    but doing a "browstat status" there are backup master browsers on the network, which that my master browser should win the election every time, but at the moment, theres a "samba server" being the master browser which it shouldnt be...

    but also, it mentions ... well here it is.

    Status for domain DOMAINS on transport \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{68E3E332-D87E-4214-8
    DFE-2C44BC3F74FB}
    Browsing is active on domain.
    Master browser name is: 'Samba Server'
    Could not connect to registry, error = 5 Unable to determine build of bro
    wser master: 5
    Unable to determine server information for browser master: 5
    1 backup servers retrieved from master 'Samba Server'
    \\'Samba Server'
    There are 167 servers in domain DOMAIN on transport \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{68
    E3E332-D87E-4214-8DFE-2C44BC3F74FB}
    There are 9 domains in domain DOMAIN on transport \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{68E3
    E332-D87E-4214-8DFE-2C44BC3F74FB}

    "Could not connect to registry, error = 5 Unable to determine build of bro
    wser master: 5"
    this maybe a problem too... but anyone care to explain to me of these problems, and how to make my Master DC the Master browser of the whole network?

  • #2
    Re: 'computer browser' service keeps disabling

    Hi,

    A few questions to get a better view of the situation:

    Is there a mix of OS in your network by any chance?
    Can you post an IPCONFIG /all output please for your DC and one of your clients and
    are you running any WINS servers in your network?

    Ta
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    • #3
      Re: 'computer browser' service keeps disabling

      Well, we probably have every OS in this dept,
      linux, unix, windows 2000, xp, server 2000, server 2003... vista. win7 beta. MAC's (tiger, leopard)... etc..
      I don't believe I would recommending posting any IP's of my dept on any website.

      Domain Master: (Win2k3R2)
      Windows IP Configuration

      Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : dc1
      Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : domain.xxx.xxxx.xx.xx
      Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
      IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
      WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
      DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.xxx.xxxx.xx.xx
      xxx.xxxx.xx.xx
      xxxx.xx.xx
      xx.xx
      .
      Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
      Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom BCM5708C NetXtreme II GigE (NDIS
      VBD Client)
      Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-A0-14-63-58
      DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
      IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 'IP'
      Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.252.0
      Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 'gateway'
      DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 'dns'

      no dhcp for servers (recommended)


      my machine: (winxpsp3) in the domain. DOMAIN.

      Windows IP Configuration

      Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : CN1
      Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : domain.xxx.xxxx.xx.xx
      Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
      IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
      WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
      DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.xxx.xxxx.xx.xx
      xxx.xxxx.xx.xx
      xxxx.xx.xx
      xx.xx

      Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain.xxx.xxxx.xx.xx
      Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network C
      onnection
      Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1C-C0-16-DD-EC
      Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
      Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : No
      IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 'IP'
      Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.252.0
      Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 'gateway'
      DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 'dhcp'
      DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 'dns1'
      'dns2'
      'dns3'
      Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 23 March 2009 01:53:31
      Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 24 March 2009 01:53:31

      and not running WINS, as you probably can see from /all.

      Any other infomation needed?

      but it maybe other "machines" on the network having "master browser" enabled, but for some maybe winning the election all the time.. which is causing my domain master to disable its computer browser service...

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      • #4
        Re: 'computer browser' service keeps disabling

        I believe I found out why this was a problem...

        I found that the "default domain policy" GPO has the "computer browser" set to disabled in 'services'
        so, I have set it back to "not defined" so now I hope this works again...

        but I never set this... unless I was trying something...

        oh well,

        ta.

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