blocking logon if domain controller is offline

Posted on 2009-04-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
is it possible with a local policy or something to make it so if the domain controller cannot be found when the client trys to log on from his pc the active directory user accont wont login?
Question by:pjmcc
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    you can simply set this using GPO or local Security Policies.
    gpo1 under computer configuration > windows settings > security settings > local policies > security options
    set " Interactive logon: number of previous logons to cache"  => 0
    gpo2 under computer configuration > administrative templates > system > Logon
    set the value for " Always wait for the Network at computer startup and logon" to enable
    You can also use roaming profiles and disable logon if the profile isn't loaded from the server.. but that wouldn't give you all the security..
    there's a lot more nice settings there ;)

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