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how to remove unknown/rouge domains and workgroups from the browser list
We have a few unknown/rouge domains and workgroup names appeared in our organization's "Network
Neighborhood - Microsoft Windows Network" browser list.
I know these domains and workgroups are no longer connected on our netwrok, does anyone know how I can clean up this list, the "net view /domain" list. I prefer to see just our Domain in this list.
We are running Windows 2003.
Windows Server 2003
8/22/2022 - Mon
From what I understand, that would mean you still have computers with different workgroups connected on your network. I don't think it is a cached list.
Domains and workgroups list are provided by the Master Browser of your network.
You can find the Master Browser with the tool Browstat :
Normally, the cache on the Master Browser should be up to date, but it doesn't seem to be your case. So you try to clear the cache with these commands:
nbtstat -R and nbtstat -RR
It is not a master browser cache issue (PDC emulator in my case), if it is a restart of the master browser would clear it, or nbtstat -r. In WINS, some rouge domains/workgroups no long exist, some are tombstone.
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
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