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I'm faced with a Windows 2003 server that doesn't have the Computer Browser service, and I have no idea how to get it back. The Server has "Run Advertised Programs" in the control panel, so that indicates SMS (MS Systems Management Server) may have been used to lock down the server. But we don't have SMS (we've ingerited this server from another organisation).

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I have been able to add it back by adding "Client for Microsoft Windows". Sorry,SMS was just a red herring

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Run the Services applet (or right-click "My Computer" and choose "Manage", then click Services). I don't think that service can be uninstalled, so it must simply be stopped.

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No, thanks, but as I found, the "Client for Microsoft Windows" has to be installed for the Computer Browser service to be there – qaz22 Mar 11 '09 at 15:55

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