Computer Browser service question?



JP Breton
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
We are in the process of migrating from Windows 2000 to Windows XP SP2.

In the XP SP2 doucmentation , I noticed that computer browser service in set
to Automatic by default.

We are runnig a Win2000 AD domain network.

Why is the computer browser is set to Automatic in WinXP SP2?
Can I disable it only on my XP machine?

Thanks

JP

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
The browser service is used to maintain the list of PCs you see in
Network Neighborhood.

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

Disable unnecessary services to improve workstations performance
http://is-it-true.org/nt/utips/utips76.shtml

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"JP Breton" wrote:

| We are in the process of migrating from Windows 2000 to Windows XP SP2.
|
| In the XP SP2 doucmentation , I noticed that computer browser service in set
| to Automatic by default.
|
| We are runnig a Win2000 AD domain network.
|
| Why is the computer browser is set to Automatic in WinXP SP2?
| Can I disable it only on my XP machine?
|
| Thanks
|
| JP
|
|


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JP Breton
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
I knew that.

Computer Browser
The browser service is used to maintain the list of PCs you see in Network
Neighborhood. This is normally a server function. A home user can set this
to Manual.

Can I disable it on my workstation in a network environnement?

Any suggestion?

Thanks

JP


"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
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> The browser service is used to maintain the list of PCs you see in
> Network Neighborhood.
>
> Description of the Microsoft Computer Browser Service
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=188001
>
> Disable unnecessary services to improve workstations performance
> http://is-it-true.org/nt/utips/utips76.shtml
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "JP Breton" wrote:
>
> | We are in the process of migrating from Windows 2000 to Windows XP SP2.
> |
> | In the XP SP2 doucmentation , I noticed that computer browser service in
> set
> | to Automatic by default.
> |
> | We are runnig a Win2000 AD domain network.
> |
> | Why is the computer browser is set to Automatic in WinXP SP2?
> | Can I disable it only on my XP machine?
> |
> | Thanks
> |
> | JP
> |
> |
>
>
> ---
> avast! Antivirus: Outbound message clean.
> Virus Database (VPS): 0520-0, 05/16/2005
> Tested on: 5/16/2005 8:41:07 AM
> avast! - copyright (c) 1988-2005 ALWIL Software.
> http://www.avast.com
>
>
>


Computer Browser service question?