Share Access problems in 2K mixed mode environment when WAN link is down.

Posted on 2005-04-26
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Hi all. I have a situation where I am in the middle of upgrading to 2000 Native mode. I am currently in mixed mode with Active Directory. I have two 2000 DC’s and about 4 NT DC’s all in the same domain/tree/forest but in different geographical locations. The issue I have is this: When all my WAN links are up, everything is fine, but when I lose a connection, say between one of my remote locations that have 10 XP workstations and 1 NT DC, they can’t access shares on that NT server. It shows logons are successful in the event log during the times that the wan link is down. My understanding is that all the DC’s should be able to offer logon services. They get access denied messages when trying to access these shares. Any ideas?
Question by:johnpitt
    LVL 3

    Author Comment

    How can I move or add this question to the Win 2K topic area. i am getting nothing here?
    LVL 12

    Accepted Solution

    Here is an article that lists scenarios in which all authentication depends on one domain controller;en-us;305027

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

    Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
    - Increase transparency
    - Onboard new hires faster
    - Access from mobile/offline

    Some time ago I was asked to set up a web portal PC to put at our entrance. When customers arrive, they could see a webpage 'promoting' our company. So I tried to set up a windows 7 PC as a kiosk PC.......... I will spare you all the annoyances I…
    PRTG Network Monitor lets you monitor your bandwidth usage, so you know who is using up your bandwidth, and what they're using it for.
    Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…
    In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

    760 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    11 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now