[Samba] Dueling master browsers...

Chris Smith smb23 at realcomputerguy.com
Fri Mar 30 14:23:43 GMT 2007

On Thursday 29 March 2007, Chris Smith wrote:
> On the client:
> Set:
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Browser\Parameters
>   IsDomainMaster False

Adding to this. Set both of these under that same tree:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Browser\Parameters
IsDomainMaster FALSE
MaintainServerList Disabled

I had to do this on a laptop that was not joined to the domain but was in the 
same workgroup. It was running XP Media Center and it just wouldn't let Samba 
remain the master browser (despite an OS level of 255).

Probably most important is to make sure that the client(s) are really using 
your WINS server (DHCP should assign this) - "ipconfig -all" will provide 
this info.

Then use "nbtstat -R" and/or "nbtstat -RR" to reload/ReleaseRefresh the cache. 
May want to reboot the client as well.


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