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Windows 2003 Domain Browser Service RRS feed

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  • Hello

    I realize that this is a not a consensual answer question, for all the info I've read. But still I didn't figured it out how to solve my issue.

    Infra: I've a domain running on a 2003 PDC plus 4 DCs (2003 and 2000). This PDC server has 2 NIC.

    Issue: I'm unable to get a persistent connection to my domain from my Master Browser Server (PDC).

    Intervention: I've find out that my BrowserService (BS) was "attached" to my NIC2, but now I know that Browser Service is not compatible with multihomed servers, so I disabled my NIC2, because the NIC1 has my domain IP for all services.

    After some troubleshooting (browstat commands) I'm unable to permanently associate my NIC1 to be the default Device associated to the domain.

    Any opinions to solve this?

    Thank you

    Ricardo Franco

     

     

     

     

     


    Ricardo R Franco ricardo.franco@netcabo.pt Lisboa Portugal
    Tuesday, April 20, 2010 11:08 AM

Answers

  • If it's just a DC, redeploy a new one, transfer the FSMO role, and only use a single NIC.  I'm only recommending this because it sounds you've lost a significant amount of time attempting to troubleshoot this issue.  Sometimes, it's just plain faster to rebuild than it is to fix.  Is the browser service actually used for anything in your environment?
    • Proposed as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, May 23, 2010 1:12 PM
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, May 23, 2010 1:12 PM
    Friday, April 23, 2010 4:42 PM

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  • If it's just a DC, redeploy a new one, transfer the FSMO role, and only use a single NIC.  I'm only recommending this because it sounds you've lost a significant amount of time attempting to troubleshoot this issue.  Sometimes, it's just plain faster to rebuild than it is to fix.  Is the browser service actually used for anything in your environment?
    • Proposed as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, May 23, 2010 1:12 PM
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, May 23, 2010 1:12 PM
    Friday, April 23, 2010 4:42 PM
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