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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 NetworkingWindows Server 2003

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

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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