2008 DC computer browser service problems
Posted on 2011-02-24
I'm having issues with the computer browser service on my network. I have 2 Server 2008 DC's and I recently enabled the computer browser service on my primary DC to enable computer browsing through Net Neighborhood.
After enabling the computer browser service on the DC many computers are now showing up. But, I now have tons of Event ID 8003 (browser) errors in the event log of the DC. I ran browstat on the DC and it is hit or miss as to what it will report. Sometimes it will report:
that the browser is NOT active on the domain
and other times it will report:
that Browsing is active on the domain, lists 3 backup servers that are always something different and it will say it is unable to retrieve the master list.
Browsing appears to be working correctly with the exception of the 8003 errors in the event log and the incorrect browstat results.
I have searched forums and MS's KB articles that explain what the service does but have found no concrete setup method. I have added the reg entry of 'isdomainmaster' and set it to yes to no avail.
So my question is what is the typicall setup for this to work without error?
Should I disable the browser service on all machines but my DC's? What is the proper setup to get this working correctly in a domain?