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Hi,

All our XP clients are member of a domain, controlled by Windows 2003 Active Directory.
Will these clients see another domain in the pull-down menu in the login screen, when the domain controller of another domain is put in the same subnet?

If the second domain is not visible, will the clients experience anything of the presence of the other domain?

These is no trust between the two domains.
The second domain controller is a Windows 2000 server.

Thanks
Michael
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by:JimboEfx
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AFAIK

The drop down box is populated through the list of trusted domains. If it is not trusted it should not appear.

Just be aware to not have two dhcp servers running on the subnet...

If however you use computer neighborhood you may see the other domain through WINS/NETBIOS
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Ok, so it will only be visible in the network neighborhoud.
DHCP-service will not be used on the other domain controller.

Because the other domain controller will apear in a different workgroup, there won't be any problem with browsing in the own domain.
But what about the master browser election?

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by:l84work
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The domain controller wins the browser election.
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by:STAKN
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I know that the domain controller wins the election.
Question is which one? The domain controller (windows 2003) to which all xp clients are joined or the domain controller of the other domain.

And what effect would it have on the browsing with the xp clients, if the domain controller of the other domain became master browser?
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Browser election is isolated to local subnet.  if your subnet does not contain a DC, any server or workstation could become local browse master.  the computer list is then forward to the PDC of the domain.

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