Computer Browser Service Health Monitor

Operational States

Name State Description
Service Not Running Error Computer Browser Service Not Running
Service Running Success Computer Browser Service Running

Overridable Parameters

Parameter Name Default Value Description Override
Alert only if service startup type is automatic   This may only be set to 'true' or 'false'. If set to 'false', then alerts will be triggered no matter what the startup type is set to. Default is 'true'.

Alert Details

Monitor State Message Priority Severity Auto Resolution
Service Not Running (Error) Computer Browser Service Stopped Medium Critical Yes

Run As Profiles

Name
Privileged Monitoring Account

Monitor Knowledgebase

Summary

The Computer Browser service maintains a list of computer names that are on the network and supplies this list to clients. The service assists in the name resolution process and is used for non-Active Directory enabled networks and backward compatibility with client computers that are running Windows NT 4.0. If this service is stopped clients in non-Active Directory enabled networks and Windows NT 4.0 clients may not be able to reach computers by name.

Causes

A service can stop for many reasons, including:

  • The service was stopped by an Administrator.

  • The service encountered an exception that stopped the service.

  • The service was improperly configured, which prevented it from starting.

  • The service was prevented from starting because the user account assigned to the service could not be authenticated.

Resolutions

The service can be restarted using the Services snap-in which can be accessed through the Computer Management console task:

Start Computer Management Console

External References
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