Master browser

I goofed up a bit last with our domain server.  Its is the only machine, and i plugged in the second network card.  I later unplugged it but it must have done some permanent changes.  The static primary ip is 192.168.1.15.

the DC runs DNS DHCP and AD

when i came in this morning, no one was able to browse through all the users or serves through network neighborhood.  for example, to browse the entire network you do:

My Network Places -> Entire Network -> Microsoft Windows Network -> OurDomain -> all servers and users pc's listed

now when i try to view them i only see myself.  From the DC you can view everyone liek usual.

any ideas?  i think this has to do with the master browser serivce.
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dosleAsked:
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TheCleanerCommented:
Everything you wanted to know about the computer browser elections (master browser, etc.) can be found here:

http://www.howtonetworking.com/Windows/computerbrowser.htm


Also with DHCP and DNS make sure you have "dynamic updates' enabled...http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;816592

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dosleAuthor Commented:
I edited the registry, it was set to FALSE.  I will restart the DC later tonight.  until then;

heres what i got so far:

Z:\>BROWSTAT STA DOMAIN


Status for domain DOMAIN on transport \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{32D65E01-67B9-4E08-8C1B-54632A12BEE2}
    Browsing is NOT active on domain.
    Master name cannot be determined from GetAdapterStatus.


Status for domain DOMAIN on transport \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{5DC2B9D7-AA72-4279-9431-77FBA2413E5F}
    Browsing is NOT active on domain.
    Master name cannot be determined from GetAdapterStatus.


Status for domain DOMAIN on transport \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{9E859233-1317-42CE-9AB2-BE54433EAF3C}
    Browsing is NOT active on domain.
    Master name cannot be determined from GetAdapterStatus.
TheCleanerCommented:
I'm assuming but did you run it as:

browstat sta

and then hit enter?  don't worry about anything else.
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TheCleanerCommented:
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?id=188305

Look there as well.

You may also check the Advanced menu in Network connections, and look at the provider and binding order and make sure the right nic is listed.
dosleAuthor Commented:
I fixed it!  What i did is disable the network card through the device manager that i had hooked up last night.  Then it bound the authority back to the original network adapter.  browsing is now owrking as usual.


thanks
dosleAuthor Commented:
p.s. i am giving you the points because i did not know about this command line utility.  that helped me see the bindings.  thanks again!
TheCleanerCommented:
welcome.  the bindings are also listed in network connections under the Advanced settings as well.
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