Archive for May 3rd, 2009

Configure the Computer Browser service

by on May.03, 2009, under FAQ!, Fix IT, Windows

NT performs most browsing tasks automatically without any help from the administrator. The election process, which determines which computer will function as the master browser, takes place when the following occurs.

* The primary domain controller (PDC) boots up.
* A backup browser is unable to obtain an updated browse list from the existing master browser.
* A computer is unable to obtain a list of backup browsers from the master browser.
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How to remove a document stuck in your Printer Queue

by on May.03, 2009, under FAQ!, Fix IT, Windows

Recently when I was setting up a client’s computer with Windows Printer Sharing, I ran into an issue where a document was stuck in the print queue and was brining the system down to a crawl. First I tried deleting the document from the queue the “traditional” way by opening “Printers and Faxes” and launching the stuck printer and right-clicking the document name and selecting “cancel.” With that process, the document was stuck in cancel-mode for hours and obviously didn’t work.
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How to Fix Master Browser (MRxSmb) Event ID 8003

by on May.03, 2009, under FAQ!, Fix IT, Windows

I was reviewing some Windows Event Logs and came across a repeated entry in the System log. It basically looked like this:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: MRxSmb
Event Category: None
Event ID: 8003
User: N/A
The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer [computer] that believes that it is the master browser for the domain on transport NetBT_Tcpip_{#######-####-####-#. The master browser is stopping or an election is being forced.
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