|Thanks, that answes my question!|
Apparently BROWSTAT is in the (free) "Windows Support Tools" packages from Microsoft but, sadly, not included with Windows.
Out of curiosity, is there a way to find the browser using only what was supplied with Windows? (I know NBTSTAT will tell you if you *are* the master browser).
In my case, there is one machine running Linux (Debian, I think) and (not supprisingly i guess) that machine is the Master Browser. Lately, it's been having issues and leaving the network without a Master Browser (so machines in the workgroup are still accessable but trying to list them gives an error). For some reason, no other (Windows) machine on the network sees this and initiates an election of (or appoints itself as) a new Master Browser, which I think is what's supposed to happen. Any ideas why?
When this happens, can I use BROWSTAT to force the election of a new browser? Would it be reasonable/prudent to use BROWSTAT now, pre-emtively to force a new master browser (ie one of the Win7 machines)? Or would it just quickly go back to being the Linux machine?