Windows 8 Network Browsing With Windows 2003 Master Browser


  • I have a Windows 2003 server with Windows XP clients that are able to browse the network normally.

    Windows 8 is unable to browse the network unless one of the Windows XP computers is on and working as a backup browser.  For some reason, it wont get a server list from the master browser and a "net view" command almost always returns "A remote API error occurred."  The Computer Browser service in Windows 8 will not run when the Windows 2003 master browser is running.  Also, the Windows 2003 server is unable to get a server list from the Windows 8 browser, so it doesn't help to disable the browser on the server.

    I don't want to have to leave a Windows XP computer on all the time as a crutch for Windows 8 being broken.

    Microsoft, please help fix this!

    Friday, June 21, 2013 5:37 PM


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