Refreshing Network Credentials
Posted on 2006-07-07
The situation is I have some servers which are up 24/7 and I want to know how I can refresh their network credentials without rebooting.
Sometimes we make changes to our router or switches and if a mistake is made in the DNS we don't not see any DC (domain controller) errors until a couple days later when the cached network credentials have expired.
The DC's are all W2K3 and so is my local server. Across the network I have a mix of W2K and XP client machines. All machines are on active directory connecting to a remote DC I have no control over.
I want to refresh network credentials manually to check everything is OK, so I can go home after a small upgrade and not be awaken at 4AM to be called in.
I've asked some other IT guys around here and they haven't run across this problem yet.