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  • Windows 2003 Event ID :8003

    This error appear in my System event viewer in windows 2003 every day. I search the Microsoft site and the internet but I did not find a good solution for this error. Please help me .....


    Event ID :8003

    Source: MRxSmb


    The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer TINV706 that believes that it is the master browser for the domain on transport NetBT_Tcpip_{2C0482B6-DFCA-415E-B. The master browser is stopping or an election is being forced.

  • #2
    Re: Windows 2003 Event ID :8003

    Are you experiencing any browser issues? (when you try to browse your domain and see the list of online computers)

    If not, then don't worry about it, I believe that has to do with NT4 boxes or sometimes even 2000/xp trying to become a master browser. you could manually edit the registry entries and stop every single client on the network from attempting this, but it's a lot of work for not much good. I believe this is done by design, don't quote me on it, but I think if you have separate subnets then each subnet tries to delegate its own master browser or something along those lines.


    • #3
      Re: Windows 2003 Event ID :8003

      If you choose to edit the registry:

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Browser\Parameters\MaintainServerList from Auto or YES to FALSE


      • #4
        Re: Windows 2003 Event ID :8003

        Here are a bunch of rants on MRxSmb Event ID 8003:

        Look at "IsDomainMaster" and "MaintainServerList" here:

        You may want to consider changing "IsDomainMaster" to TRUE on one server (DC?) and set "MaintainServerList" to "Yes" on your servers and "No" on your workstations.

        Some other browser / master browser bits:


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