Odd PDC Browser problems

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Subject: Odd PDC Browser problems
Posted by:  Mark Z. (Mar…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008

2003 domain and having problem on my PDC role holder (32-bit 2003 w/SP2 fully
patched). Seems to be a cycle of Server service errors, then a browser master
is elected, then errors turn into browser errors, then back to the server
errors. All DCs have Browser service parameters IsDomainMaster = True and
MaintainServerList = Yes.

CONSTANT errors (every few seconds):
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Event Type:    Warning
Event Source:    Server
Event Category:    None
Event ID:    2510
Date:        11/17/2008
Time:        3:43:03 PM
User:        N/A
Computer:    DC01
Description:
The server service was unable to map error code 998.
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They seem to stop after a while when this event is seen:

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Event Type:    Information
Event Source:    BROWSER
Event Category:    None
Event ID:    8015
Date:        11/17/2008
Time:        3:43:07 PM
User:        N/A
Computer:    DC01
Description:
The browser has forced an election on network
\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{8CD41026-9DB3-441A-AB5B-25430D5A6289} because a Windows
Server (or domain master) browser is started.
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then these errors appear instead:

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Event Type:    Error
Event Source:    MRxSmb
Event Category:    None
Event ID:    8003
Date:        11/17/2008
Time:        3:45:00 PM
User:        N/A
Computer:    DC01
Description:
The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer
XPCLIENT021 that believes that it is the master browser for the domain on
transport NetBT_Tcpip_{8CD41026-9DB3-441. The master browser is stopping or
an election is being forced.
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followed by this (then it starts the cycle over again with the server errors):

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Event Type:    Information
Event Source:    BROWSER
Event Category:    None
Event ID:    8033
Date:        11/17/2008
Time:        11:56:27 AM
User:        N/A
Computer:    DC01
Description:
The browser has forced an election on network
\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{8CD41026-9DB3-441A-AB5B-25430D5A6289} because a master
browser was stopped.
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This Browser-Server stuff is obnoxious. I see self-elections more than I
should.

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