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Browse List Problems When File and Print Sharing Is Not Installed
Article ID: 254527 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q254527
For a Microsoft Windows XP version of this article, see 314872
Under the following conditions, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
This problem can occur if the File and Print Service component was not selected during the initial setup of the server or it has been deselected. When this occurs, the Server Service does not bind to the NetBIOS interface. A Windows-based computer which becomes a backup browser and does not have File and Print Sharing enabled is unable to share out the browse list to clients. Any computer that is to be included in the browse list must also have File and Print Sharing enabled.
To work around this problem, enable File and Printer Sharing on Windows domain controllers and any computer that is listed in the browse list.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.