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    Hi,
    I have about 5 dc's and 40 member servers, plus a couple hundred xp clients
    I get alot of errors about machines promoting themselves to be the master browser and also a machine thinks another is the master browser.

    I believe they are 8003 srxmb errors.

    I started looking around the net and found a ton of information but nothing to really define what I should do. i looked on the dc - all of them are 2003 dc's by the way- and the dc that has the pdc emulator role has the ISDOMAINMASTER reg key set to FALSE. I changed that to TRUE.
    Now what about the rest of the dc's and member servers?
    Is it advised to turn off the computer browser service on all member servers and clients except for a few that we are fine with letting become backup browsers?
    if they are going to be backup browsers do we need to change the ISDOMAINMASTER key to TRUE, AUTO< or FALSE?

    Thank you for the help in advance.

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    Re: Domain Master Browser

    If you stop "Computer Browser" service, user's wouldn't be able to use network neighbored.

    Please review:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q135404/

    Regards,

    Yuval
    Best Regards,

    Yuval Sinay

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval14, Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14

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    • #3
      Re: Domain Master Browser

      Have you turned off the firewalls on all your machines

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      • #4
        Re: Domain Master Browser

        Is that actually true that clients with the computer browser service stopped can't use My Network Places?

        I have read many posts where people disable this and that doesn't happen? I thought it was preferred to resolve issues with clients making themselves master browsers?

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        • #5
          Re: Domain Master Browser

          > Is that actually true that clients with the computer browser service stopped can't use My Network Places?

          No, that is not true. Yuval is mistaken. The browser service enables a computer to become a browser master. Every segment must at least have one.

          Since you are still relying on NetBIOS browsing, do you have WINS all over the place? If not, that would be a good start to resolve these issues.

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