Error Message: The Browser Was Unable to Retrieve a List of Domains From the Browser Master...

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In a complete workgroup environment, you may receive the following error message in Event Viewer:
The browser was unable to retrieve a list of domains from the browser master \\server on the network \Device\Nbf_device number. The data is the error code.


This behavior occurs because the Browser service is attempting to create a list of computers that are on your network. If the service is unable to find a master browser, this error message is displayed in the event log.


This behavior is by design.


Article ID: 227419 - Last Review: February 25, 2007 - Revision: 3.3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
kbnetwork kbprb KB227419

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