Situation: My domain spans a WAN, connected via T1's. At my location I have the PDC and a BDC. The other side has 2 bdc's.
My network has net beui bridged, essentially making our expensive CISCO routers into B-Routers. This is another mess in-and-of itself. Anyway, My local users on my end are authenticating across the WAN to one of the BDC's their, instead of my PDC, or BDC here. (Question - Is it true that a workstation will look to authenticate to a BDC instead of a PDC & will search for one until it finds it?) My BDC appears to be working fine in every area, exept one! In Server Manager everything is grayed out. Nothing is "blue" It is acting like it does not see the domain servers or workstations. In network neighborhood, everything is there! I can ping, netuse to anything! I stopped and restarted the Server Service - nothing! I tried, several times, to resynch the domain. It says that it is done & I get no errors back. Some users do authenticate to it, but it is not consistent. If I add a user to my BDC - It shows up on the other servers. The servers are communicating that way.
FYI - I know where my users are authenticating to by the title in the Login Script. The location of that login script is on the top line of the script. Any help will be appreciated. In the meantime I will be building a new BDC - have to get this working!!!!!