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How do you force a workstation to use a particular BDC?

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I have a bunch of computers in a remote office along with a BDC in that office.  They are on a different subnet from the PDC and across a much slower connection.  But for some reason if the network between them is down, none of those computers can login.  They can get to the machine no problem because all of their files are stored there.  How do I tell which DC a computer will log in to, and how do I force a change if it's using the wrong one?

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The tool you want is setprfdc.

It is included in Windows NT Service Pack 4; not in the Resource Kit.

This article has information about it
http://www.winnetmag.com/Windows/Article/ArticleID/4804/4804.html


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I didn't clarify that this was a windows 2000 active directory, not an NT4 domain.

The solution to the probelm was to tell the bdc to be a global catalog server.
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