How do I change logon server??

How do I change the logon server? If I am logging on to the domain.
arvi_aAsked:
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Tim HolmanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You can use the LMHOSTS file to specify the IP address of the domain controller you want to log onto.
However, if the DC is not available, then another DC will be chosen.
Why do you want to do this ?
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vbadierCommented:
Tim is right. Can you tell us a bit more about what you want to do exactly?
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kshalabyCommented:
from the Network Applet in the Control Panel, just change the Domain name and make sure you supply a username and password of an account that has rights to join workstations to the domain.

you can also reach that by right clicking on the Network Neighbourhood icon and choose properties.

Best Wishes | Khaled
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uytterpiCommented:
the suggestion of tim is OK
you can also specify a series of "preferred logon servers", with a utility that's included in service-pack 4.

Service Pack 4 includes a new utility, SETPRFDC.EXE, which will direct a secure channel client to a preferred list of domain controllers.

The syntax is:

C:\> SETPRFDC <Domain Name> <DC1, DC2, ....., DCn>

SETPRFDC will try each DC in the list in order. If DC1 does not respond, DC2 is tried, and so on. Once you run SETPRFDC on a WinNT 4.0, SP4 computer, the list is remembered until you change it. You can run SETPRFDC in batch, via the scheduler, or even in a logon script (for future logons)

see http://www.windows2000faq.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=13535
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kshalabyCommented:
actually this is solved under Windows 2000 since you can choose to logon at whichever installed child Domain on the Active Directory. uytterpi, thanks for suggesting the SETPRFDC, I shall try it.

Best Wishes | Khaled
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Tim HolmanCommented:
Khaled - please withdraw your proposed answer.  He wants to know how to change logon server, not domain.
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kshalabyCommented:
changing logon servers sounds weird, but you can assign a certain server not to validate users from the registry, thats the only possible I know of...

Best Wishes | Khaled
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Tim HolmanCommented:
Withdraw your troops !
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kshalabyCommented:
tim: did u try to post answers since the EE new layout is there ?

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Tim HolmanCommented:
Seems OK, but general performance is rather ropey at the moment, so I haven't been using it much !
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MoondancerCommented:
What is your plan with this question?  It remains open today awaiting your decision.

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