How are permissions to resources affected when user loses connection to authenticating domain controller

Posted on 2011-04-22
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
How is access to resources affected when a computer/user loses access to a domain controller.

ExampleIf the user authenticates successfully to a remote domain controller  but then later loses WAN connectivity.  Can they still access shares and printers on their local LAN?
Question by:chris3174
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    Yes, when a user logs on to a windows computer, they are issued a token which includes their domain user token, group token, etc.  If a user is logged on to the domain, and the DC goes down, the users will still be able to access network resources they had access to previously.

    This may not work for a SAMBA share, but I've never attempted this personally.  Windows server shared folders/printers would continue to function.
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