How to find out who is the LOCAL master ???

John LeMay jlemay at
Sun Oct 24 17:01:27 GMT 1999

Two utils exist in the ntreskit for this. The first is a gui tool called
browmon.exe. The second is a console util called browstat.exe. I've
personally never had luck with browstat, but browmon seems to work well. 

Another NT related tip if you are running wins - look for the entry in
the WINS DB with the "1bh" indicator - that's the master browser. As I
recall, a NBTSTAT -a <machinename> will also show an entry for
"..__MSBROWSE__." on the browser machine.

Giulio Orsero wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Oct 1999 20:00:02 +1000, hai scritto:
> >On our network, our samba server seems to loose the local master elections.
> >I dont have access to the samba server, but I want to find out who is the
> >local master.... how can I do this ???
> If you can telnet to samba server
> nmblookup -M -
> else I think there is an utility in the nt reskit that do this.
> else from a win9x dow box do:
> nbtstat -a <name of a pc>
> for every pc of your lan till you find the one who registered the
> .__MSBROWSE__.<01>
> name
> --
> giulioo at

John J. LeMay Jr.

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