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Dafault Master Browser

Posted on 1999-08-01
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Last Modified: 2013-12-28
By default does Windows '98 on a network try and be a master browser?  Is so how can this be disabled?
Question by:gregwasley
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ID: 1676415
i don't get your question, are you refering to the Internet Explorer? or what?

Author Comment

ID: 1676416
The browse service maintains a list of available servers in a workgroup/LAN (95/98/NT).  This list is known as the browse list.  One machine, called a master browse server, maintains the browse list for the workgroup/LAN and responds to queries from client computers.

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cmcgee earned 200 total points
ID: 1676417
98 by default is set to Auto for Master Browsing. To change this, Right click on Network Neighborhood and click properties.
Highlight File and Print Sharing and hit Properties. Set Master Browser to Disabled.

We do this on all of our 95 & 98 machines that get attached to our network.


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