2014-04-08, 15:31 #1
Master Browser Conflicts In Win XP x64
I have 2 XP x64 computers both claiming to be master browser with all the attendant event viewer errors and occasional Desk Top system errors. I have tried
the Registry fix setting "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servi ces\Browser\Parameters IsdomainMaster=False" to true for the computer I would prefer to be a master followed by a reboot of both. Rebooted the master first and the other last after the first had completely finished. No luck, according to Browstat Status both are still the master.
This is a complex local network with 3 XP x64 computers running along with a win 7 Pro x64, a Win 7 Home x64 and other devices like a nook and 5G phones.
Ive read through "http://www.chicagotech.net/casestudy/masterbrowser8003.htm" and found no help yet. The MS KB tools won't install on the XP x64 boxes but a stand alone Browstat will run.
How can I end this problem?Delta-V
Get our unique weekly Newsletter with tips and techniques, how to's and critical updates on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google, etc. Join our 480,000 subscribers!
+ Get this BONUS — free!
Get the most of Excel! Learn about new features, basics of creating a new spreadsheet and using the infamous Ribbon in the first chapter of Excel 2013: The Missing Manual - Subscribe and download Chapter 1 for free!
2014-04-08, 20:44 #2
I thought that went away w/ XP, try:
net stop browser
2014-04-08, 22:30 #3
According to the stats I've seen XP accounts for a little over 30% of computer users.
I tried the net stop browser on 2 XP Pro x64 machines. On one it actually stopped the browser. on the other it said it stopped the browser but when I checked services it was still running. I set computer browser to manual and stopped it. After rebooting both one now says the Win 7 pro box is the master and the other can't find the master. Go Figure.
I have 3 XP x64 boxes and 1 Win 7 x64 box running Seti@Home 24/7. I just completed my 90 millionth work unit last week or 77.77 quintillion floating-point operations.
Thanks for the help!Delta-V