Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controllers (PDC and BDC) problems
Posted on 2010-08-25
I have two DC's, a primary and backup. When I join a computer to the domain and I go look in the Active Directories for both servers, I sometimes find the machine in the PDC and sometimes in the BDC, but rarely in both. At first I thought this would replicate at some stage like NT used to do, but it's been weeks and still nothing happened. That's leads me to my first question, why is this happening and how can I fix it?
Second question which relates directly to the one above. Sometimes a server will come online and I'll try to log in with my domain admin credentials but it'll throw up an error message "The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship". If I go look at my PDC's computer list, this server will not be in it, only on the BDC. I then need to remove the server from the domain and readd it again which is very troublesome as one time this happened on my SQL server and it was a nightmare stabelizing SQL afterwards. So my second question would be, why is this happening? I was under the impression the PDC and BDC were supposed to work together, but they look like they're acting seperately atm even though they're properly setup.
And then just a side note (because we're speaking of domain issues with servers). I have myself in the Domain Admin role etc, but I can't log onto a server with my credentials apart from the PDC and BDC. What do I need to do in order for domain admins to be able to connect and configure servers in the domain instead of using the Domain Administrator login creds?
Thanks a ton for any assistance!