User logins not authenticating by all domain controllers
Posted on 2006-06-16
I have 2 Windows 2000 Server domain controllers at my company (TMIDC1 and TMIDC2). TMIDC2 is old and I replaced it a short time ago. We named the new server TMIDC3. It replicated with DC1 & 2 just fine, so we figured we could now turn off TMIDC2 and nobody would care, however when we did that certain users could not get logged in. Once we turned TMIDC2 back on they logged in just fine. My question is this...how can I tell (from a users PC) what domain controller it's trying to log into? I'm thinking that if I find the PCs that are trying to log into TMIDC2 and change that to TMIDC1 then they will be able to log in once I turn off TMIDC2.
The other question I have is, even if TMIDC2 is off, I always assumed that the user should get authenticated by either TMIDC1 or TMIDC3, but that is not happening. There is nothing running on TMIDC2 that TMIDC1 doesn't have running as well. Any ideas?
thanks in advance.