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Our DHCP server's Event Log is showing the Error Msg:

The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer SD80555784 that believes that it is the master browser for the domain on transport NetBT_AMDPCN1. The master browser is stopping or an election is being forced.

The source is RDR and the Event ID is 8003. Any ideas on why this may be happening would be appreciated.
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by:hewittg
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Your answer is at a previously ask question.

Glenn

http://www.experts-exchange.com/customerservice/suggestions/Q.10035999

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by:tsgarp
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The DHCP server (which is also our PDC) gives these error messages for numerous differnt machine names. There does not seem to be any consistency.
The \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Browser\Parameters\IsDomainMaster is set to "TRUE" on the PDC and "FALSE" the 3 PCs that I checked. We are using NT 4.0 Workstations. So the answer you have directed me to does not seem to solve my problem.
Any more comments would be appreciated.

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by:hewittg
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Ts
The subnet mask is correct I presume?

Glenn
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by:tsgarp
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hewittg
The PCs in this domain are configured to use DHCP with 10.41.132.etc IP addresses
The server has a static IP address of 203.13.150.etc
The subnet mask for both PCs and the server is 255.255.255.0
FYI This is a network spanning multiple cities in several different countries.
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by:Tim Holman
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Look at :

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q135/4/64.asp

Get the BROWSTAT utility from the NT resource kit and start at the following link !

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q188/3/05.ASP

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by:SysExpert
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This is normal for a WAN connected PDC. Whenever a computer is turned on, it announces itself as avaialble as a master browser, and an election is held. This is on a per protocol basis. As long as these are not too frequent ( more than once an hour ), ignore them.
You may be able to filter them out at the routers, but this is normal behavior.
The other option is to turn off browsing for all the computers that you do not want to be master browsers, but in general, this is not a good idea.
I hope this helps.
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by:Xces
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TSGARP:
 
The Hewittg answer is correct, I dont understand why it don't resolve your problem, is the correct way to configure the master browser, please, explain me.
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by:Tim Holman
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With all due respect, that's exactly what I posted up in Q135464 !
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by:tsgarp
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Apologies. Points are yours
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You can click on 'accept comment as answer' now.

Thanks,

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Tim
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