DC per domain

Posted on 2011-02-26
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does one domain have only one Domain controller ? (echo %logonserver%)

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Lee W, MVP earned 1000 total points
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Maybe.  One domain needs AT LEAST one domain controller (DC).  The server in %logonserver% is just the name of the server that authenticated you.  If you have 10 DCs any one of the 10 could potentially authenticate you and whichever one does will be the one %logonserver% returns.
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KCTS earned 1000 total points
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You can have as amny DCs as you like (can afford).
MS recommend at least TWO - for fault tollerance

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thanks for confirming.

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