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I receive the following error on Windows Server 2008 the last a few days.

event id 8003

The master browser has received a server announcement from the 
computer computername      that believes that it is the master 
browser for the domain on transport 
NetBT_Tcpip_{DE9119B3-7798-4ACB-9D0A-7CBFBBB471E6}.
The master browser is stopping or an election is being forced.

Has anyone encountered this?

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Any suggestions? –  Cell-o Feb 21 '11 at 13:28

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I'd investigate the computer named in the event for failing network connectivity or bad network drivers. This has occurred, in my experience, when a single computer or portion of a network is being temporarily disconnected from the rest of the network repeatedly. The isolated computer or segments performs a browser election while disconnected, then causes these events to be generated when it subsequently becomes reconnected and the master browser announcements are "seen" by the real master browser.

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