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Browse domain via UNC goes to non-domain controller

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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
On Windows XP and Windows 2003 server when we go do a Start/Run and then UNC to our domain name. "\\DOMAIN.COM" Some computers return the shares of a domain controller which is what I would expect. However some computers bring up the shares on a non-domain controller, it is seems these non-domain controllers that are returned are servers that were demoted from domain controller and do not show up as domain controllers in Active Directory Users and Computers.
This is causing us issues with group policy and when the computers try to update policies and go through the UNC path to find them is does not when the computer connects to a non-domain controller as the polies are not there as there is no sysvol share.
I am not sure why the network thinks these demoted servers are domain controllers in some way.

Thanks for any help with this!
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