Unable to Browse the NT Server

by Johannes Helmig [Published on 6 June 1998 / Last Updated on 6 June 1998]

You configure your Windows95 system to connect to the NT Domain Server, login to the NT Domain and now want to browse the network via the "Network Neighborhood", but you get:

It is the issue with the Browse-Master !

You have NO "Browse-Master" ( although you have logged into an NT Domain) !

Check in your "Network"-applet in the Control-Panel:

Properties of the
"Client for Microsoft Networks":
is your NT-Domain name correct ?
Tab: Identification:
Is your Workgroup name the same ?

in this case, the workgroup-name was NOT the name of the Domain, so your system was searching for a Browse-master in the Workgroup, but that does NOT exist, so you get the error-message !.

Solution: Change your Work-group name to be the name of the Domain.
Now, the Domain server can act as Browse-master for you.

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The Author — Johannes Helmig

Dr.Johannes Helmig is working as Director, Technical Knowledge Management in the Belgium office of Gerber Technology where he is involved in Customer Service and internal training, with special interest in Networking.


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