browse masters

synaptic at synaptic at
Tue May 22 00:30:39 GMT 2001

> > I am following up on a thread from regarding browse masters
> > and who gets to win. the e-smith server is a server primarily aimed at
> > intergration with windows clients.
> Interesting.
> > We are currently getting lots of strange happenings with Win 2000.
> > taking over the browse functions on the network. even when
> > OS=65+
> > It is the PDC and the preffered browser.
> I think we would have to see some packet traces to know what's going on.

What exactly do you need?
> > Are Microsoft using a new system to decide election?
> They can't retrofit the older systems, though I suppose they could set up
> W2K so that it always wins elections over NT boxes.

This is what i am thinking. It would then make it REALLY hard to hang on
to your "old NT4 server" [sceptical aren't I]
> > How can you push it down. As most e-smith users acctually use the server
> > as their PDC with NO windows server on the network.
> My guess is that you'd have to find a registry setting or something.

the registry settings have been changed to browse master = never. 
This also happens with some WIN98se machines as well. This is not an
isolted incident it seems to be happening to quiet alot of users. As a
matter of interest WIn98se often knocks out a NT4 PDC. But can be beaten
into submission from the registry.

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