WINS issue

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Ian, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. Ian

    Ian Guest

    I did the setting IsDomainMaster=FALSE on DC4.
    We have multiple domains but we are talking about 1 domain. We are using
    multiple WINS. Cisco router is used.

    Ian, Feb 24, 2005
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  2. That's not enough I am afraid. Disable the computer
    browser service on that particular machine to prevent
    it from becoming the master browser. If it is indeed a
    rogue master browser then take it out of the equasion.

    Your description is a bit vague for me to understand.
    Can you simplify by naming each particular domain
    and then describe your WINS configuration in detail.
    If you would rather not that's fine but I need know
    whether or not each subnet contains a domain / PDC.
    Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, Feb 24, 2005
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  3. Ian

    Todd J Heron Guest

    Can you find out the other Master browser on the subnet with DC4 and let us

    You discover it by running the command "browstat status" on any computer in
    that subnet.
    Todd J Heron, Feb 24, 2005
  4. Ian

    Ian Guest

    Thank you. I found the other Master browser on the subnet.
    Ian, Feb 27, 2005
  5. Ian

    Ian Guest

    Hi Mike,

    PDCE is not in subnet1 and subnet2.

    Ian, Feb 27, 2005
  6. Ian

    Todd J Heron Guest

    Does that machine have all domain machine's listed under Network Places?

    Other thing you can try is locate the machine serving the domainname 1B role
    in the network and change it's IsDomainMaster setting from TRUE to FALSE.
    Believe it or not, I have seen successful results with this technique.
    Todd J Heron, Feb 27, 2005
  7. I've tried patiently to help you resolve your issue but it's
    next to impossible without specific details I've asked
    more than once.
    Good luck with your issue.
    Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, Feb 28, 2005
  8. Ian

    Ian Guest

    Thanks for everybody. Finally I found the other machine on the subnet acting
    as Master Browser. The machine is a Mac not Window machine. Everything is
    normal after disabling the function of Master Brower on that Mac machine.

    Ian, Mar 1, 2005
  9. Ian

    Todd J Heron Guest

    Glad you nailed it! And it's something new I can add to my notes on this
    classic problem. Thanks for posting the final solution to the problem!
    Todd J Heron, Mar 1, 2005
  10. Ian

    Ian Guest

    Thanks Todd. One more question. I found the same problem again this morning.
    browstat status shows that another server is master browser on subnet but
    IsDomainMaster=FALSE and MaintainServerList=No on that server. any idea?

    Ian, Mar 1, 2005
  11. Ian

    Todd J Heron Guest

    Yeah, turn off the Computer Browser Service on that machine if you do not
    want it to be a Master Browser.
    Todd J Heron, Mar 1, 2005
  12. This is interesting because a MaintainServerList =No value
    prevents the machine from acting as the master browser
    and prevents the computer browser service from running
    Michael Giorgio - MVP, Mar 2, 2005
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