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I have a domain with Windows SBS 2003 as domain controller. It's very common to get Master Browser errors in the logs, MRxSmb Event ID 8003. How can I avoid that? What have I done wrong?

I know how to solve this: Stop the Computer Browser service on clients, but I don't know how to avoid this since the problem comes back every time I add a new client and I forget to stop the Computer Browser service.

Error message:

The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer
[computer] that believes that it is the master browser for the domain on
transport NetBT_Tcpip_{#######-####-####-#. The master browser is stopping 
or an election is being forced.

Is there an configuration of the server to avoid this problem?

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If you don't have any legacy boxes on your network you can just disable the browser service entirely in a top-level Domain GPO: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256345

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Thanks, that is a solution! But I would like to know what misconfiguration of the server that causes these messages. –  Jonas Mar 18 '10 at 0:26
    
No misconfiguration really, it's not actually an error on your setup, and is only relevant if you're using WINS/NetBIOS on your network. –  Jimmy Shelter Mar 18 '10 at 4:00
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