I have 3 sites connected via T1s. Each site has several NT/Novell servers (from 4-50) & ~100 W2K Pro PCs. Each site also has a Domain Controller.
All PCs have their browser service running.
Sometimes, we have problems browsing resources on the network since a PC has taken over as the master broswer & in worse cases, that PC is misconfigured in the network section - for example, binding order is not correct; IPX is first, then IP, etc.
This causes problems and we shut off the browser service on that PC, then restart it on the BDC at that site, which takes over as Master broswer again & all is fine.
My questions are:
1) Do we need Browser Service on the PCs?
2) Is there a way to keep BS on & not have PCs chosen as Master Browser for their segment?
3) What are negative impacts of turning off BS on client PCs?