Master Browser

I have a mixed env of Win2k & WinXP Clients and 1 Win2k File Server, NO Domain.

How do I set the Win2k File Server to be the master browser and turn off all clients from being a master browser?
CMILLERAsked:
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CrazyOneCommented:
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startor stop the Computer Browser
CrazyOneCommented:
Also

http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/54/

Control Network Browser Elections (Windows NT/2000/XP) Popular
A browser election is a normal network occurrence and provides a means to guarantee there is never more than one master browser present in a domain or workgroup.

 This tweak can be easily applied using WinGuides Tweak Manager.
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Open your registry and find the key below.
To control which computer is the Domain Master Browser, create a new string value, or modify the existing value, named "IsDomainMaster" and set the value to equal either "Yes", "No" or "Auto".

To prevent an NT Workstation or Server (non-PDC) from acting as a browser, create a new string value, or modify the existing value, named "MaintainServerList" and set it "No", the other options are "Yes", "No" or "Auto".

Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

Note: These values may also be standard boolean values in the form "True/False" or "0/1".

Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Browser\Parameters]
Value Name: IsDomainMaster, MaintainServerList
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
 

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chadCommented:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Browser\Parameters\isdomainmaster
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chadCommented:
what he said.... :-)
CMILLERAuthor Commented:
So, would I want to set the Win2k File server to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Browser\Parameters
IsDomainMaster        " YES "
MaintainServerList     " AUTO "

and all clients to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Browser\Parameters
IsDomainMaster        " NO "
MaintainServerList     "  " ( not sure what to set here  )

what does this mean:  MaintainServerList
CrazyOneCommented:
on the server

IsDomainMaster        " YES "
MaintainServerList     "Yes"


on the clients

IsDomainMaster        "NO"
MaintainServerList     "NO"
CMILLERAuthor Commented:
Is there a way to verify on both the client and server after I make this change?
CrazyOneCommented:
I am not sure what you mean but if you set the registry as stated and only the server has the YES and all the other have NO then the server will be the master browser
CMILLERAuthor Commented:
I figured it out you do a NBTSTAT.

CrazyOneCommented:
:)
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