BROWSTAT.exe (NT4/2000 Resource Kit)

Get NetBIOS browser and PDC information.
NetBIOS was deprecated in Windows 2000 and above, BROWSTAT is not supported on Server 2008 R2.

      BROWSTAT option


 BROWSTAT dn                  : Display the transports bound to browser

 BROWSTAT GetPdc Transport Domain
 BROWSTAT gp Transport Domain : List the PDC name (via NetBIOS)

 BROWSTAT GetMaster Transport Domain 
 BROWSTAT gm Transport Domain : List the remote Master Browser name(via NetBIOS)

 BROWSTAT Getblist Transport        
 BROWSTAT gb Transport        : List the backup DNS Servers.

 BROWSTAT wfw                 : WindowsForWorkgroups servers running browser.

 BROWSTAT Stats \\ServerName    
 BROWSTAT sts \\ServerName    : List all browser statistics

 BROWSTAT Status              : Display Transport,Primary DNS
 BROWSTAT sta                   and Backup DNS servers.

 BROWSTAT Status -v domain    : Verbose Status Display
 BROWSTAT sta -v domain         include Server OS and active browsers.

 BROWSTAT Tic                 : Force remote master to stop.

 BROWSTAT el                  : Force election on remote domain

 BROWSTAT View Transport
 BROWSTAT vw Transport
 BROWSTAT vw Transport ‹domain›
 BROWSTAT vw Transport \\Server
 BROWSTAT vw Transport \\‹Server› /DOMAIN ‹DomainToQuery

The VIEW options can enumerate server services running across a server or domain. Other Browstat features will only work only within a single network subnet. To span subnets/routers across a domain, run browstat via psexec.

In the list displays, the following flags are used:

 W  = Workstation             NT  = Windows NT
 S  = Server                  W95 = Windows95
SQL = SQLServer               WFW = WindowsForWorkgroups
SS  = StandardServer          MFPN= MS Netware
PDC = PrimaryDomainController NV  = Novell
BDC = BackupDomainController  XN  = Xenix

TS  = Time Source
MBC = Member Server
PQ  = Print Queue Server
DL  = Dial-in Server
AFP = AFP Server
OSF = OSF Server
VMS = VMS Server

PBR = Potential Browser
BBR = Backup Browser,
MBR = Master Browser
DMB = DomainMaster Browser
DFS = Distributed File System


Display transports:

C:\> browstat dn

List of transports currently bound to the browser

1 \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{B1AFFCA2-6410-4644-9FE7-BA6C274FD4F3}

List the backup DNS servers for transport #1:

C:\> browstat gb 1

Browser: \\PC00096
Browser: \\PC00082

List Print queues for transport #1:

C:\> BROWSTAT vw 1 |find "PQ"

“If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment” ~ Ernest Rutherford

Related commands

Q188305 - Troubleshooting the Browser Service.
DNSSTAT - DNS Statistics.
NETSTAT - Display networking statistics (TCP/IP).

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