Strange Browstat Status returns

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Greg Kirkness, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. I was looking at the browser status on my server subnet, and I noticed that
    every time I execute the "browstat status" command, I get a different list
    of backup servers returned. The Master Browser for the subnet stays the
    same, but not the backups.

    Does this mean that I have some sort of browser servive instability on my
    network? Also, the Domain Master Browser role is not returned, how can I see

    Greg Kirkness, Jan 13, 2004
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  2. All domain controllers other than the PDC are designated as
    backup browsers. Also, one backup browser is allocated
    for every 32 computers on the network segment. The PDC
    is always the domain master browser. In a W2k or higher
    environment the PDC emulator is the DMB.
    Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, Jan 14, 2004
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