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Posted on 2008-10-29
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I am getting this error on one of the networks that I manage.

The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer XXXXX that believes that it is the master browser for the domain on transport NetBT_Tcpip_{66CA5BBD-076E-41. The master browser is stopping or an election is being forced.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

I edited the registry on the offending computer so that the master browser setting was set to False so it will not try to broadcast.  however it is still broadcasting.  I know that I can go stop the service and that will probably take care of it.  How will this affect the coputer though?  Will there be any bad side effects?

 The server and the computer are both on the same subnet and the subnet mask is corect. Any ideas?

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Hello ryan80,

As a standard I recommend turning the Computer Browser service off on all PCs.  It will not negatively impact the PC.  I assume you have a DNS network?

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dis1931
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Yes, that is correct.  I am going to make a GPO to turn that registry setting to FALSE.

The one computer that I made the change to stopped trying to be the master browser. however, another computer took its place causing errors.  Any idea why the server would no be broadcasting the information?  Could it be that there are Mac's on the network and that the additional protocols that are being broadcast might cause issues?
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My experience has been that it is purely a timing issue.  We had some PCs become master browser then another, sometimes the server, etc....If you watch it will change from time to time so I would disable the Computer Browser service on all PCs.  That is what we've done but honestly these days it doesn't matter much unless you have older NETBIOS dependent systems around.
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by:ryan80
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Thank you for the help.  I found what the source of the issue was when I tried to manage the copmuters to change the registry.  Looks like the DNS or something along that line is incorrect and the server cant find the coputers.  

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