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Windows NT 4.0 Browser ceasing to functi

By allen ·
We are bringing up a new server. Windows NT 4.0 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 5. All services appear to start, but then the Computer Browser service will terminate with the following events: "EVENT ID 7029 - Service specific error 2310" and "EVENT ID 8007 - The browser was unable to update the service status bits. The data is the error". I was unable to locate an answer in TechNet as to why this is happening. We are unable to browse the server in Network Neighborhood, although it is connected to the domain, and we can browse the rest of the network from the server in question. The DNS entry is correct, and the WINS database also looks correct. As an additional troubleshooting option, we tried adding a static mapping in WINS for the server, which provided us no help.

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by calves In reply to Windows NT 4.0 Browser ce ...

A couple places to get some help
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q117/6/33.asp?LN=EN-US&SD=tech&FR=0 http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q102/8/78.asp?LN=EN-US&SD=tech&FR=0

Good Luck!

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by allen In reply to Windows NT 4.0 Browser ce ...

After reading all of the answers given and articles suggested, the only thing that ended up working was to move DHCP to a completely different server. However, each answer did give me new options to try and different ways of looking at the problem.

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by guy In reply to Windows NT 4.0 Browser ce ...

The key to this problem is why is the Browser Service terminating? If you have the NT Resource kit there are two utilities which may help, Browmon and Browstat.

I would also check Technet article Q102878
Also search technet for 'host announcement' to see if you can discover why the Server will not appear in the browse list.

Another tool that would be useful is the 'Protocol Analyser' Network Monitor Tools and Agent to try and figure out what is happening. (Install through Network Icon, Services).

To help with event viewer messages try
net helpmsg xxxx e.g net helpmsg 2301. (The event ID is not relevant for net helpmsg)

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by allen In reply to Windows NT 4.0 Browser ce ...

After reading all of the answers given and articles suggested, the only thing that ended up working was to move DHCP to a completely different server. However, each answer did give me new options to try and different ways of looking at the problem.

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by jun1cez1 In reply to Windows NT 4.0 Browser ce ...

To Allen,See if this will help you. I got this excerpt from an NT Troubleshooting Guide somewhere in the internet.

Services Load
During this phase, the Session Manager is loaded. The Session Manager uses the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\ bootExecutive. The default program contained at that pointer is Autocheck. This program will detect damaged files on the system and attempt to repair them. The repair process may not be able to repair files broken by defective hardware or power outages and those types of failures. The Session Manager also sets up the paging files for memory management and loads the subsystems specified by the Registry. Normally, the subsystem loaded is the Win32 subsystem.

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by allen In reply to Windows NT 4.0 Browser ce ...

After reading all of the answers given and articles suggested, the only thing that ended up working was to move DHCP to a completely different server. However, each answer did give me new options to try and different ways of looking at the problem.

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