enhanced browsing

This option enables a couple of enhancements to cross-subnet browse propagation that have been added in Samba but which are not standard in Microsoft implementations.
The first enhancement to browse propagation consists of a regular wildcard query to a Samba WINS server for all Domain Master Browsers, followed by a browse synchronization with each of the returned DMBs. The second enhancement consists of a regular randomised browse synchronization with all currently known DMBs.
You may wish to disable this option if you have a problem with empty workgroups not disappearing from browse lists. Due to the restrictions of the browse protocols, these enhancements can cause a empty workgroup to stay around forever which can be annoying.
In general you should leave this option enabled as it makes cross-subnet browse propagation much more reliable.

Supported on: At least Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 family

enhanced browsing
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Samba\smb_conf\enhanced browsing
Value Nameenhanced browsing
Default Value1
True Value1
False Value0


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