Posted on 1998-03-06
We had a big problem on our network the other day. We lost contact with our NT40-server, and the problems disappeared when we used NetBEUI instead of TCP/IP.
When we checked the Event Viewer, we saw some messages referring to "Master Browser" and "election on network". They sounded like this:
Event ID: 8033
"The browser has forced an election on network \Device\Nbf_RTL80291 because a master browser was stopped."
Event ID: 8015
"The browser has forced an election on network \Device\Nbf_RTL80291 because a Windows NT Server (or domain master) browser is started."
What is this? Election? Master browser?
Can anyone clarify this?