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By gpastorelli ·
Here is my problem, I've been working on this for 2 weeks with no luck.

I have 2 DCs that are giving me problems they are -

DC-OPERATIONS
DC-MAIN

When I browse the entire network, DC-OPERATIONS does not show up. DNS is working fine, logons work fine, file shares and network applications running off the server work fine but I just can't view the server from entire network. I am receiving the following errors on the following servers -

DC-OPERATIONS

Event Type: Error
Event Source: MRxSmb
Event Category: None
Event ID: 8003
Date: 4/19/2006
Time: 10:27:02 AM
User: N/A
Computer: DC-OPERATIONS
Description:
The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer DC-MAIN that believes that it is the master browser for the domain on transport NetBT_Tcpip_{B6A0C915-B09D-438B-. The master browser is stopping or an election is being forced.


DC-MAIN

Event Type: Error
Event Source: BROWSER
Event Category: None
Event ID: 8009
Date: 4/17/2006
Time: 2:20:18 PM
User: N/A
Computer: DC-MAIN
Description:
The browser was unable to promote itself to master browser. The computer that currently believes it is the master browser is DC-OPERATIONS.


Event Type: Error
Event Source: NetBT
Event Category: None
Event ID: 4321
Date: 4/17/2006
Time: 2:13:10 PM
User: N/A
Computer: DC-MAIN
Description:
The name "DC :1d" could not be registered on the Interface with IP address 10.246.210.11. The machine with the IP address 10.246.210.10 did not allow the name to be claimed by this machine.


Event Type: Error
Event Source: NetBT
Event Category: None
Event ID: 4319
Date: 4/17/2006
Time: 5:19:14 PM
User: N/A
Computer: DC-MAIN
Description:
A duplicate name has been detected on the TCP network. The IP address of the machine that sent the message is in the data. Use nbtstat -n in a command window to see which name is in the Conflict state.


They don't seem to be causing negative affects on the network as a whole, but my boss seems to think they're causing problems with some software he's using and wants this issue resolved.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks,

Greg

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you are correct

by lowlands In reply to Master browser problems.

the messages you see are pretty much informational. With two dc's there will be browser elections. You could always just disable the computer browser service on one (or both) of the dc(s)

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Add'l Info.

by gpastorelli In reply to you are correct

So can this be the reason why DC-OPERATIONS is not showing up in the list of all PCs on the "entire network"? I left out there are 2 other DCs but there are 2 seperate subnets, in my studies I've read that there needs to be one master browser per subnet so I assume that's why I'm having no problems with the other 2.

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and you're right again

by lowlands In reply to Add'l Info.

that sounds correct

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Multi-homed?

by curlergirl In reply to Master browser problems.

Is DC-MAIN multi-homed? That is, does it either have (2) two NIC cards or is running Routing and Remote Access? This type of behavior is typical of multi-homed DCs.

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Same problem as Greg

by steve02a In reply to Multi-homed?

I have the same problem too and same errors in the event viewer - except mine is a Win 2000 Server fighting with a XP Pro Desktop (and the desktop has gone crazy). I haven't tried, but I wonder if disabling the browser in services on the desktop will solve this? Never found out if greg solved his problem - but I'm thinking..if I disable the browser in services - that will prohibit me probably from browsing the network too (which won't help me, since this desktop uses 5 mapped drives to get data throughout the day). I'll have to try and see what happens.

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Affecting AV??

by janus08 In reply to Same problem as Greg

We have this problem too, an XP Pro machine is taking over as the master browser and this XP machine is having problems with updating Symantec AV, could they be linked??

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Ensure

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to Affecting AV??

That if multi-homed there is only one default gateway available. If more routes are needed use a router or service.

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Master Browser Errors

by donnaj In reply to Master browser problems.

I have the same problem, but it seems like every pc on the network is trying to be the Master Browser. The DC's are Windows 2003 and the clients are XP. Anybody come up with a solution?

Regards,
DJ

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I know this thread is a bit old.... But I have the same problem..

by ericlrobinson In reply to Master Browser Errors

I have the same type problems.

The event 8003 MrxSMB error is showing up on my server logs.

It is always an XP desktop that thinks that it is the master browser. So I disabled browser service on the machine, and the next day it was a different XP machine that had taken over. Any Advice?

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