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elect a browser

By northwood ·
How do you force or elect an XP workstation as a network browswer.

When I boot up, I want it to browse the network so nodes appear more quckly in "My Network Places"

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elect a browser

by DKlippert In reply to elect a browser

I'm not sure that this is going to accomplish your goal, but here's some info:

Description of the Microsoft Computer Browser Service 188001

XP won't win the fight. Maybe if you disable the browser on the other machines, you'll see a difference.

Here's how to take XP OUT of the election:

1. Right click "My Computer" and select "Manage".
2. In the left pane, double click "Services and Applications".
3. Double clickServices
4. In the right pane, double click "Computer Browser".
5. Change the "Startup type" to "Disabled".
6. Shut down XP.
7. Reboot a couple of other networked computers.
8. Wait 15 minutes for network browsing to become completely
9. Re-start XP.

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