In a small mixed OS network, you may want disable W2K/XP master browser and
keep w9x or NT master browser
In a small mixed OS workgroup network, you may want to disable W2K/XP master
browser and keep w9x or NT master browser because XP/W2K always win elections
over others, and other previous OS doesn't understand it. To disable master
browser on W2K/XP, go to Administrative Tools>Services, stop the Computer
To re-register NetBIOS name, run nbtstat -RR command.
To troubleshoot browser problem, the important data is NetBT_<driver_name>,
which indicates the protocol and network card binding, also known as an
"endpoint." The potential protocols you may see are: Nbf_netcard = NetBEUI
NetBT_netcard = TCP/IP (or NetBIOS over TCP/IP) NwlnkIpx = IPX/SPX (NwLink)
[will not indicate netcard] NwlnkNB = NetBIOS over NwLink [will not indicate
The master browser of a domain is always the primary domain controller. If
it's not, you will get lots troubles.