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Master Browser issue

By sgthulka ·
I have a client pc (W2k pro) that seems to momentarily loose connection to W2k server. The event id at server is 8003,"the master browser has received a server announcement from the computer CLIENTNAME that believes it is the master browser for the domain..."
Network is setup DCHP, tried changing the client pc to static, but still having same issues.

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by voldar In reply to Master Browser issue

There are two options for your case:

To fix this configure the WINS in my DC. But you can resolve this error with lmhosts on the network for netbios name resolution. If you do not want to configure WINS on your server, Microsoft has related information about this problem and how to resolve this with your network Routers. Just make sure the routers on the network are not forwarding UDP broadcasts. See Q190930.


Maybe the subnet mask of the Windows 2000 client computer is incorrect or is different from the primary domain controller. The client computer has attempted to promote itself to the master browser of the subnet and has failed.
To Fix: Change the TCP/IP protocol configuration to the correct subnet mask. See Q143153 and Microsoft Messages links.

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by w2ktechman In reply to Master Browser issue

If the others do not fix it try setting the browser service to manual or disable on one of the systems.

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