Keep the Computer Browser Service Humming

Keep the Computer Browser Service Humming: “In ‘The Computer Browser Service,’ June 2002, InstantDoc ID 24879, I explained that the Microsoft Computer Browser service maintains lists of your network’s Windows-based domains, workgroups, and computers, as well as other network equipment that supports the NetBIOS protocol. These browse lists are the source of the information that users see when they expand Network Neighborhood in Windows Explorer. In Windows 2000—based networks, Active Directory (AD) replaces the Computer Browser service. However, mixed Win2K—Windows NT networks that maintain pre-Win2K domain controllers (DCs) and networks with some clients that aren’t AD-enabled still use the Computer Browser service.”

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