Force authentication to BDC
Posted on 2003-11-24
Here's a brief breakdown of my network:
Servers - (4) Windows NT 4 w/ all SP's and patches
Workstations - (150) Windows 2000 Pro all patches minus SP4 (hasn't been approved)
Switch - (1) Cisco 5500 w/ no VLAN
Routers - (2) Cisco 3700's
Domain controllers - We have one BDC and three file servers
Scenerio - All users were on an old domain, and I have migrated them to a new domain.
Problem - All of my workstations are not authenticating on my local BDC. First I can tell that it's not authenticating simply because my logon script does not run. Secondly, if I do a %logonserver% from the command prompt; it's authenticating on a remote BDC (about 1500 miles away!).
The problem can never be consistantly repeated. Sometimes it works, and other times it does not. I've changed my LMHOSTS file to include my BDC and used the #PRE and #DOM commands... I've also messed with some registry changes that uses and old school Win95 technique of creating a "PreferredServer" key.
Does *anyone* have any suggestions on how to force workstations to authenticated to my local BDC? This is causing my headaches like you wouldn't believe. Thanks for any help that you could offer.