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Recently we experienced a significant problem with 2 workstations which was
remedied when we disabled the computer browser service on one of them. Both
are running XP pro on our 2003 Small Business network. Both computers had
been purchased recently and within 30 days of each other. Apparently
workstation A took over browsing services for workstation B causing
inconsistent and unreliable access to the network. I was advised that this
problem was the result of running a mixture of operating systems. (We have
about 5 workstations out of 24 still running Windows 2000) Since the
workstations involved were running the same OS, I'm not certain how this
conclusion was reached.

Has anyone had a similar experience and does this ring true? Your insight
into this problem is greatly appreciated.
 
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Hi,

Often related to the master browser service, just one of those things:

Description of the Microsoft Computer Browser Service
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=188001

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"gishi" <gishi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Recently we experienced a significant problem with 2 workstations which
> was
> remedied when we disabled the computer browser service on one of them.
> Both
> are running XP pro on our 2003 Small Business network. Both computers had
> been purchased recently and within 30 days of each other. Apparently
> workstation A took over browsing services for workstation B causing
> inconsistent and unreliable access to the network. I was advised that this
> problem was the result of running a mixture of operating systems. (We have
> about 5 workstations out of 24 still running Windows 2000) Since the
> workstations involved were running the same OS, I'm not certain how this
> conclusion was reached.
>
> Has anyone had a similar experience and does this ring true? Your insight
> into this problem is greatly appreciated.