Can a Workstation be forced to be Master Browser when a Server is Present?
Posted on 1999-01-11
I know that an NT Server gets preference to an NT Workstation when an election is held for Master Browser. I also know that the registry can be tweaked to give preference to one machine over another.
My question is: If I tweak the registry entries of a Workstation to show preference for being the Master Browser and I tweak the preference of the server (one that is not a domain controller or backup controller)to request that it NOT be a Master browser, will the Workstation win the election?
There is currently only the single server in this environment (plus 10 Workstations) with the Domain Controller located on a different LAN segment. The server is charged with a rather intense real-time data capture job and we believe that Master Browser activity may cause unacceptable delays in the capture process.