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Created: 14 Feb 2013 | 6 comments

Since I upgraded to 12.1 RU2, I have been receiving this alert: "Browse Network Error. Make sure that the Computer Browser service in Windows is started and running."

Why do I need to turn on the Browser service in Windows for SEP? I have my SEPM on Windows 2008 R2.

Thanks.

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Ashish-Sharma's picture

Check this Article:

The version 12.1 Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager's (SEPM) Client Deployment Wizard fails with an error which states it cannot browse the network

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH196738

 

Check this thread

http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/why-sep-1111101-doesnt-need-enable-computer-browser-service-browse-network

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

 

 

.Brian's picture

Are you trying to push upgrades from the SEPM to clients?

You need to enable on SEPM only, not on clients

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_mtquery's picture

Aashish and Brian,

No, I wasn't trying to use the Client Deployment Wizard. I have never seen this error before until I upgraded to RU2 and I was previously on RU1 MP1. Is this error new for RU2?

Also, why is this an "error?" It should be set as a warning. What if I dont want to use the CDW? I wouldn't need to turn on the Browser service at all.

.Brian's picture

Per the KB, it applies to ru2 only so looks to be new. I know CDW performance was greatly improved in this version so perhaps this was one of the changes

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SebastianZ's picture

Have a look at the following KB:

The version 12.1 Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager's (SEPM) Client Deployment Wizard fails with an error which states it cannot browse the network

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH196738