Mail Server Dependent on Domain Controller?
Posted on 2005-05-03
On a small office domain, with two domain controllers, 1 & 2, both running server 2003. There is also a separate mail server, running server 2003 and exchange 2000.
I am new to this domain but I just noticed that when I reboot DC2 all outlook connections to the exchange server are frozen, for the entire time that DC2 is rebooting and even a bit longer.
DC2 does have IIS with a Virtual SMTP site, but I don't see that it's really configured to do anything.
And I don't see anything on the exchange server pointing explicitly to this domain controller.
Also, DC2 has terminal server installed, though no users are running any applications on this server and there are no applications other than windows installed.
Where can I start looking to see find our what connection there is between the exchange server, this dc2, and outlook clients on workstations throughout the network.