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2008-04-04, 20:26 #1
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Master browser contention (Server 2003 SP2)
(I was laid off last May and finally got a job - this was my first week, and I clearly forgot how busy things can get!)
My company supports small businesses, and yesterday we saw an error appearing occasionally in the Event Viewer on their mail server.
"Master browser has received an announcement from the computer D61376F1 that believes it is the master browser for the domain...."
I: searched the web for a solution and the simplest explanation was that I should switch the Computer browser service from 'Automatic' to 'Manual' and that shoujld keep the error from being generated. Sadly, that didn't do the trick.
Now, I'm learning on the job, for the most part - I've never done too much in-depth network work; so I don't know for sure, but I got the impression from what I read that this error is not the end of the world, and the network could probably get along fine without doing anything about it. But I don't want to assume that. Any suggestions as to how I can eliminate that error?
(I am working from home today, and do not yet have a company-issued laptop, so I'm not able to connect to the server remotely yet. And the site is about 65 miles away, so if any server-based info is needed to move this thread along, I won't be able to get that until early next week at the earliest.) But I'm hoping that it's a generic message with a generic fix. <img src=/S/please.gif border=0 alt=please width=31 height=23>Have a cookie -