Mac Master browser requests causing SBS 2003 domain errors

Discussion in 'macOS' started by OceanDiverChris, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. OceanDiverChris macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2007
    Hello All,

    I have been working on a problem with a mixed Mac and PC environment. The problem started with a call about PC's being disconnected from a Windows SBS 2003 server. I tracked the problem to errors in the event log. This same error was reported every time the disconnection happened: "The server service was unable to map error code 1355."

    I then investigated that error and found that it could be caused by Mac clients. The suggestion was to run netmon and see what workstation was causing the error. After running netmon and matching the time stamps with the errors, I found that the Mac workstations were broadcasting for master browser over and over and the result was the disconnection of PC's.

    Im kinda lost with this now. I am a PC guy (please dont flame me) trying to learn the Mac way of things. If anyone could shed some light on this I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You!
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I think you need to either use the Samba conf file (in /etc) or use the Directory Access application in the utilities folder to tell the Macs to not try to become master browser.
  3. OceanDiverChris thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2007
    Thank you for the reply. I will give this a try and post the results.

    Thanks again!!!

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