Event Code 4321 on DMZ

I have two servers on my DMZ (running Windows 2003). One is our web server and the other is our smtp server. Occasionally we are seeing the following message on our smtp server:

Message=The name "WORKGROUP         :1d" could not be registered on the Interface with IP address x.x.x.x.
The machine with the IP address x.x.x.y did not allow the name to be claimed by
this machine.

After researching this message I've looked and the subnet mask on both servers is correct, the netbios names are fine. The only thing that matches is the workgroup name. I've seen where people discuss disabling WINS or even the browser service.

What is this error? How can I get rid of it?

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In this situation you can safely ignore this since I doubt those machines use NetBIOS for anything. It is related to master browsers etc. Disabling the Browser service should indeed get rid of this, and it may not be a bad idea in a DMZ environment anyways. The less you run the better - unless you rely on the computer browser for anything, but for a web and mail server in a DMZ I strongly doubt it.

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Or if you don't feel comfortable doing it make sure they are not in the same WORKGROUP, that should take care of it also. Disabling the service is better though (following the old rule to only run services you actually need, especially in "unsafe" networks like a DMZ)
snowmizerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the solution options. This helps out to make sure that I wasn't missing something.
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