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Browstat Syntax

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

BrowStat Syntax

Browstat uses the following general syntax:

Art Image browstat Operation [Options]

To view the command syntax, click an operation.

Browstat dumpnet

Browstat elect

Browstat getblist

Browstat getmaster

Browstat getpdc

Browstat listwfw

Browstat stats

Browstat status

Browstat tickle

Browstat view

Browstat dumpnet

Displays the list of transports bound to browser.

Syntax

Art Image browstat dumpnet

Sample Usage

browstat dumpnet

Browstat elect

Forces election on a specified domain.

Syntax

Art Image browstat elect Transport Domain [/help]

Parameters

Transport
Enter a network device name (case-insensitive) for a transport in one of the following formats:

  • \device\Transport_{MAC address} (for example, \device\Nbf_{elnk1601})

  • \Transport_{MAC address}

  • Transport

Domain
Enter the domain in which the election will be forced.

Browstat getblist

Gets backup list for domain.

Syntax

Art Image browstat getblist Transport [[Domainrefresh] [/help]

Parameters

Transport
Enter a network device name (case-insensitive) for a transport in one of the following formats:

  • \device\Transport_{MAC address} (for example, \device\Nbf_{elnk1601})

  • \Transport_{MAC address}

  • Transport

Domain
Enter the name of the domain for which the backup list will be displayed.

refresh
Generates an updated browser for a segment.

Browstat getmaster

Displays the Master Browser name (using NetBIOS) for a specified domain.

Syntax

Art Image browstat getmaster Transport Domain

Parameters

Transport
Enter a network device name (case-insensitive) for a transport in one of the following formats:

  • \device\Transport_{MAC address} (for example, \device\Nbf_{elnk1601})

  • \Transport_{MAC address}

  • Transport

Domain
Enter the name of the domain for which the Master Browser name will be displayed.

Browstat getpdc

Displays the PDC name (using NetBIOS)for a specified domain.

Syntax

Art Image browstat getpdc Transport Domain

Parameters

Transport
Enter a network device name (case-insensitive) for a transport in one of the following formats:

  • \device\Transport_{MAC address} (for example, \device\Nbf_{elnk1601})

  • \Transport_{MAC address}

  • Transport

Domain
Enter the domain for which the PDC name is retrieved.

Browstat listwfw

Lists Windows for Workgroups computers that are acting as a browser.

Syntax

Art Image browstat listwfw Domain

Parameters

Domain
Enter the domain to which the Windows for Workgroups browser belong.

Browstat stats

Displays browser statistics.

Syntax

Art Image browstat stats [\\Computer [reset]]

Parameters

\\ Computer
Enter the name of the browser from which statistics are retrieved.

reset
Resets the statistics to zero.

Examples

Browstat status

Displays status about a domain.

Syntax

Art Image browstat status [-v] [Domain]

Parameters

-v
Displays a detailed output.

Domain
Enter the domain to query.

Examples

Browstat tickle

Forces the master browser to stop.

Syntax

Art Image browstat tickle Transport {Domain|\\Server} [EmulatedDomain]

Parameters

Transport
Enter a network device name (case-insensitive) for a transport in one of the following formats:

  • \device\Transport_{MAC address} (for example, \device\Nbf_{elnk1601})

  • \Transport_{MAC address}

  • Transport

Domain
Enter the name of the domain to query.

\\ Server
Enter the name of the server that receives the query.

EmulatedDomain
Enter an alternate domain the specified server should use when announcing its presence.

Browstat view

Lists the browsers and their browser roles for a server or domain.

Syntax

Art Image browstat view Transport [Domain|\\Server [Flags|/domain [DomainToQuery]]]

Parameters

Transport
Enter the network device name (case-insensitive) for a transport in one of the following formats:

  • \device\Transport_{MAC address} (for example, \device\Nbf_{elnk1601})

  • \Transport_{MAC address}

  • Transport

Domain
Specifies the domain to query.

\\ Server
Specifies the server that will receive the query.

Flags
Filters the list to show certain browser or server roles.

 

Flag Description

AFP

AFP server

BBR

Backup browser

BDC

Backup domain controller

DFS

Distributed file system

DL

Dial-in server

DMB

Domain master browser

MBR

Master browser

MDC

Member domain controller

MFPN

Microsoft File and Print for NetWare

NT

Windows NT

NV

Novell

OSF

OSF server

PBR

Potential browser

PDC

Primary domain controller

PQ

Print server

S

Server

SQL

SQL server

SS

Windows NT member server

TS

Time source

VMS

Vax VMS Server

W

Workstation

W95

Windows 95

WFW

Windows for Workgroups

XN

Xenix

/domain [DomainToQuery]
Passes the 0x80000000 flag to the query.

DomainToQuery
Enter name of the domain to query.

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