troubleshooting Question

MrxSmb Event 8003

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Windows Server 2003Active Directory
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Hello,

We have been receiving the following errors on what we think should be the master browser server because it holds all 5 FSMO roles:

The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer [several SERVERNAMES in the domain] that believes that it is the master browser for the domain on transport NetBT_Tcpip_{0A9AA15E-6DCD-4A91. The master browser is stopping or an election is being forced.

We have been checking the following path on all of the domain controllers:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Browser\Parameters

IsDomainMaster is set to FALSE on all of the DCs, as well as the FSMO role holder, so we changed it to TRUE so at least one DC is the master.  After all this time, none of the servers have been the master.  Hopefully these errors will stop now.  After making the change, we restarted the Computer Browser service on that DC.

MaintainServerList is set to YES on all of the DCs.  The other choices are AUTO and NO.  I guess they should stay at YES since that's how we fond them, but we are wondering what the difference is between YES and AUTO.  I'm guessing NO would be used for a special circumstance.

Any further questions, comments, or help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Mike
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