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I have a domain environment with Server 2008 and Windows 7. Since a few days I receive the following errors from many clients:

The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer "NAME" 
that believes that it is the master browser for the domain on transport  
The master browser is stopping or an election is being forced.
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The question is " The master browser..........................being forced" – Dawood Said Jan 27 '13 at 5:18

TCP/IP - verify NetBIOS over TCP/IP is ENABLED!

Diagnostic command:

net view

test NetBIOS sharing. alternative BROWSTAT STATUS Windows Support Tools

msiexec /i x:\support\tools\suptools.msi /q addlocal=all command

If net view, BROWSTAT STATUS get 6118 error master browser problem.

browstat dn

get local NETBIOS name table, diagnostic WINS.

nbtstat –n 

Get PDC.


Get the master browser machine name.


Checks service state:

Wmic service where (Name="browser") get caption, name, startmode, state
sc queryex "browser"

If service Computer Browser service disabled, run:

sc config "browser" start= auto
sc start "browser"

Set in registry:

NetBT param set.

NetNode DWORD 2
NodeType DWORD 8

Up master browser priority.

MaintainServerList = Yes


Install WINS if possible and DNS server.

Set Computer Browser service in other station to manual mode.

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Browstat isn't available for Windows 7 or 2008 R2. I don't know why you've included net view. If the browser service wasn't running it wouldn't log error messages. What does that registry key do? – Tanner Faulkner Jan 27 '13 at 17:43
If you could edit that in to your answer and explain what those commands will do, I would love to reverse my downvote. – Tanner Faulkner Jan 27 '13 at 18:24
net view - alternative BROWSTAT STATUS. BROWSTAT part Windows Support Tools. Registry setup master browser priority and NetBT settings. If net view, get a 6118 error - master browser problem. – STTR Jan 27 '13 at 18:50
Has to be edited before I can reverse. Won't let me upvote otherwise. – Tanner Faulkner Jan 27 '13 at 18:56

Uh oh! You might start experiencing NBT name resolution failure. These are names like JOE-PC versus It will depend on the program (and whether it will try using DNS first by appending the primary DNS suffix) but it can cause sneaky, intermittent problems.

NetBIOS name resolution works by having no real central authority, unlike DNS. The master browser is chosen by election, and that elected browser serves NBT queries. If there are two master browsers, someone is confused. I wouldn't want to rely on a faulty master browser.

Try setting the appropriate registry flag (isMasterBrowser I believe, I forget where it's at) and see if that clears the issue up.

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Brother I read you article but I am not succeeded that how to fix this problem. – Dawood Said Jan 27 '13 at 6:15

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