The Computer Browser service terminated with the following error: 7023

When you disable the Windows Firewall service on your Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer, the Computer Browser service stops after five minutes and Event ID 7023 is logged in the Event Viewer.  Contact Microsoft for the hotfix.  Where can I get the hotfix for KP Article: without paying Microsoft $60.00 for a technician to send it to me?
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:

Excerpt from thier site.....

"Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question."

I would give them a call and upfront let them know that there is a hotfix to fix a problem, and they *should* bypass the fees....

Alternatively, you can try this one....

Just be careful to scan it first....

When completed, make sure that Browser.dll is actually version 5.1.2600.2586, by locating it and rt clicking>properties...

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One consistent way to reproduce the Computer Browser crash is to stop and disable the "Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)" aka SharedAccess service on WinXP Pro SP2 computer then Restart and wait at least five minutes.  For example in our LAN environment we use hardware-based firewalls, so in an attempt to minimize event id 861 "The Windows Firewall has detected an application listening for incoming traffic...", that are written as a result of "Audit process tracking: Failure" policy item being set, we disabled the Windows Firewall service on our PCs.

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