> Occasionally I keep getting this msg in my event log, can someone
> what it means and how do I stop it occuring.
> "The master browser has received a server announcement from the
> SUBTUB that believes that it is the master browser for the domain on
> transport NetBT_HPTX1. The master browser is stopping or an election
> being forced."
> Thanks in advance.
This question should actually go to the Windows NT newsgroup, but I'll
take a stab at it anyway.
This is usually a normal occurance, but if it happens too often may
indicate a mismatched configuration between server NIC and Ethernet
switch settings (see KB article Q224131). Browse masters and backups
are elected based on the version of the operating system. Whenever you
reboot a Windows "server" on the segment, you'll get an election.
Usually nothing changes. Long running servers such as BDCs and file
servers almost always act in the role of browser. The PDC is always the
domain master browser and the master of its own segment. Backup
browsers do the actual work of serving up the Network Neighborhood to
clients though, after receiving their browse lists and changes from the
You can reduce this browser election traffic by editing the registries
on the systems you know will never win an election (such as NT
Workstations) or systems that you reboot often (such as member servers
acting as applications servers). Open the registry editor an navigate
Create a new value called ISDomainMaster defined as REG_SZ and value
data set to "FALSE" then reboot.
Check Knowledgebase articles Q224131, Q102878, Q246489, Q188305 at
microsoft.com/technet for more information.
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