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  • I wanna say thanks in advance and for your time to reading this post, plus trying to help me !!

    I wanna ask why is "browstat" the only tool I can use in the modern era of Server 2016 to determine the master browser?

    The DC in each office of which we have 6 and a CoLo, is the only computer with the "Computer Browser" service turned on and it runs the WINS, DNS as well.

    My problem: When we click "Network" in the Windows Explorer View or from CMD we type in "Net View" we only see a few computers on the subnet we're in.  We can't see the other workstations on the other subnets.  I have WINS running on each DC in each office and its database is only partially complete.  Querying the WINS database office by office, it returns all of the local computers and a partial whole list of some network-wide computer names, but under "Network" from Windows Explorer, it is only the local computers.  However, if we know the computer names with \\computer-name and type them into Windows Explorer the computer finds the computer from the other offices easily.

    We're using exclusively Windows 10 and Server 2016 for DCs

    I'm perplexed as to what to do next.

    Any ideas would be very helpful!!

    Friday, May 11, 2018 1:38 PM

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your question.

    Please try the following steps to see if it works.

    1 Enable Network Discovery of the domain network profile locally as the following figure.

    2 Please set the Computer Browser service to Automatic.

    3 Please use the utility NetBIOS Browsing Console (Browcon.exe) that you can use to troubleshoot NetBIOS network browsing problems.

    You may refer to the following article for NetBIOS Browsing Console,

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/818092/description-of-netbios-browsing-console-browcon-exe

    Hope this helps. If you have any questions and concerns, please feel free to let me know.

    Have a nice day!

    Best regards,

    Michael


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    Monday, May 14, 2018 6:08 AM
  • Hi,

    How are things going on? Was your issue resolved?

    If you would like further assistance, please feel free to let us know.

    Best regards,

    Michael


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    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 3:00 PM
  • Hi,

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful. Please let us know if you would like further assistance.

    Best Regards,

    Michael


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    Thursday, May 17, 2018 8:12 AM