Computer Browser (Browser) Service on Windows Server 2008

Q

What is the "Computer Browser (Browser)" system service on Windows Server 2008? Can I disable "Computer Browser"?

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A

"Computer Browser (Browser)" is a Windows Server 2008 service that "Maintains an updated list of computers on the network and supplies this list to computers designated as browsers. If this service is stopped, this list will not be updated or maintained. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start." "Computer Browser" service is provided by Browser.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "Computer Browser" service:

Service name: Browser
Display name: Computer Browser
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

"Computer Browser" service is provided by the svchost.exe program, see "svchost.exe Executable Program on Windows Server 2008" for details.

Disabling "Computer Browser" service should not cause any issues when running Windows Server 2008 system.

 

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