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By mcoya ·
For some reason a Windows 2000 machine on my network thinks it is the master browser. For the last 2 weeks or so it seems as thou the Server in essence has kick this workstation off the network. I cannot browse network neiborhood at all. I have tried to disable maintianserverlist, as well as various registry tweakes. Any input will help greatly.

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by Ann777 In reply to Master Browser Election

Question:
What registry parameter is used to hide a server from the browser?

Answer:
WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious, system-wide problems that may require you to reinstall Windows NT to correct them. Microsoftcannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use this tool at your own risk.

1) Under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subtree, go to the following subkey:

\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters

2) From the Edit menu, choose Add Value and type:

Hidden

NOTE: This value is case sensitive and must begin with a capital H.

3) In the Data Type field, choose REG_DWORD and choose OK.

4) In the Data field, type 1 to enable hiding and choose OK.
NOTE: Data field range: 0 or 1
Default: 0 (false)

5) Restart your computer.

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by Ann777 In reply to Master Browser Election

Is your 2000 computer sharing a printer? Check your Network icon (actually right-click on My Network Places --> Properties --> right-click on LAN --> Properties --> File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks. Highlight this entry and click the Properties button. Select Browse Master and choose from Disabled, Enabled, or Automatic.

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by mcoya In reply to Master Browser Election

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by bcross In reply to Master Browser Election

Make sure NO COMPUTERS on your network are using NETBEUI. If this protocol is running around on ANY computer on your network, commonly, this causes huge election issues with the master browser. Remove NETBEUI from all PC's/Server and your problem will likely go away.

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by mcoya In reply to Master Browser Election

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by ShaunJanzen In reply to Master Browser Election

Are you running service pack 3?

If so I have seen several forums where SP3 has desimated browsing.

Shaun

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by mcoya In reply to Master Browser Election

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