Computer Browser service starts and then stops

I was having problems locating a machine by name on my local network. 

After some poking around I noticed that the computer browser service on the machine was not running, and when I tried to start it it would immediately stop.  Searching the event log showed that it wasn’t even throwing an error… just stopping.

After a lot of poking around I found that if I enabled File and Print Sharing in my firewall rules that the service would keep running, and now I can look up the machine by name on my local network without problem.


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