SMB : Can't resolve master browser IP address for domain ABC.

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    What could cause the message \?SMB : Can't resolve master browser IP address for domain ABC\? appear in the server log?

     

    ---Solution---

     

    The code was attempting to resolve the IP address of the machine acting as the master browser for domain named ABC. This can be caused by many reasons from a timeout, the domain name is incorrect, the domain controller is not on-line, the WINS server is not available, the domain controller is on a different subnet and a WINS server is not available, a master browser election has not occurred, a master browser election recently occurred and the elected master browser isn?t up to date, and a network communication failure.

     

    Follow the steps below to specify the IP address of the domain controller for the domain. These steps will help if the failure is due to a name resolution failure.

    1. 1. Point the browser to the /config/debug page of the server. (For example. http://snap123456/config/debug)
    2. 2. In the command box, enter the following commands with the following syntax and click OK.
    3. 3. HOSTS [DOMAIN-NAME] MACHINE [PDC/BDC name]
    4. 4. HOSTS [DOMAIN-NAME] IP [PDC/BDC IP address]
    5. 5. Reboot the Snap server.

     

    PDC/BDC IP address is the TCP/IP address of the machine referenced by the matching PDC/BDC name. After issuing the 'HOSTS' commands, the Snap Server must be rebooted for the changes to take effect.

     

    For example:

    If?

    DOMAIN-NAME=ABC<br>PDC/BDC name=SERVER1<br>PDC/BDC IP address=192.168.1.1

     

    The commands for steps 3 and 4 would be as follow.

    HOSTS ABC MACHINE SERVER1

    HOSTS ABC IP 192.168.1.1