Windows 2000 remote site with XP Workstations.

We have a remote site which is currently disconnected from headquarters. The remote site workstations are currently unable to get their profiles even though they have a authenticationg server on site. I know one way to force the workstations to use the remote site to authenticate is to increase the cost on the site properties. Is there any other method of forcing the remote workstations to authenticate from the remote server?
BarkleyDogAsked:
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adamdrayerCommented:
What type of profiles do you have setup?  Roaming?  it shouldn't matter what DC they logon to.  Is the directory with the profiles accessible to the workstation?  Is it a DFS share?  Read this about roaming profiles on DFS shares acorss multiple sites.

A roaming profile is not loaded from a DFS share
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=830856
Fatal_ExceptionSystems EngineerCommented:
Hmm..  I really would suggest you do NOT pull your profiles across a remote link...  Your problem is typical of this issue, so either setup a local DC or member server with stored profiles, or move to local profiles instead of pulling them down from the network...

FE
BarkleyDogAuthor Commented:
The profiles are on the local server. I just discussed the issue with Microsoft. The remote site needs to be a Global Catalog.
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Fatal_ExceptionSystems EngineerCommented:
Yes, indeed it does...!!  You should have more than one GC anyway..  should have thought of that, both Adam AND I!

But glad you got it!

FE

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Fatal_ExceptionSystems EngineerCommented:
Thanks BD, but you might want to consider a split between Adam and me, as neither of us really nailed this down.  I thank you for the points, but Adam was first in line, and lends some good advice regarding DFS...  We could open this back up and ask that a moderator split the points, or that you do this via the Accept / Split buttons..

What do you think?  :)

FE
adamdrayerCommented:
nah nah nah.  the points are yours, FE.  The race for points is a long one. =)
Fatal_ExceptionSystems EngineerCommented:
Thanks, Adam..  just want to make sure no one gets upset over these..
BarkleyDogAuthor Commented:
Thanks to you both for quick response, thats important to me.  I'll see you next time, you may split the points if you want, let me know what i need to do.  Otherwise see you both next time...  BarkleyDog
Fatal_ExceptionSystems EngineerCommented:
Since Adam does not want to 'rock the boat' here, it will not be necessary.  And thank you for coming back in!

FE
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