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My MMC snap in does not connect to our local domain controler go to our other domain controler in another office.

Posted on 2007-12-05
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Hello,
I think i my have some Domain Controler Issues latey when we use a MMC Snap in to active direcotry it takes us to a domain controler in another branch wich is in houston tx, when we have our main domain controler in the server room just down the hall. Not sure why this is happening but i would like to fix this also does this mean all my trafic on my network that is authenticating has to go to houston back to our san antonio office. We have a terminal server cluster and  with about 150 users i would like to know where there dns is being resolved.
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by:mcse2007
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check one of the pc's TC/IP properties and then note the primary DNS ip address.

Then from your pc select start>run>type in CMD

then type the below
ping -a [DNS primary ip address]

eg
ping -a 192.168.1.20

The result should give you the FQDN of the DNS server.
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by:Malli Boppe
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type set command from you local machine and check which dc you logged in.
Say if you are logged to housten tx.then you need to look at your sites and services and DNS configuration
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by:Kini pradeep
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are you able to connect to the local server, when i say can you right click the AD snap in and connect to the server.
Are AD sites and services configured with the subnets ?
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by:vonsean
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Yes i am able to Connect to the local server when change domain in the snap in.
 
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by:mediaonegraphics
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Is this an mmc you built or are you clicking on the Active Directory user and computers link in administrative tools? (dsa.msc from the run dialogue)
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Nicholas Iler earned 1500 total points
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Open the MMC. Right click the domain you are currently connected to "domain.local". Then you will select "Connect to Domain Controller" you will then be presented with a list of all known DC's.
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