Domain logon problems

Posted on 2011-04-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Domain (Windows 2003 Server) called XXX Resides in CA.  We installed an additional Server (Same Domain XXX)   in remote location in CO. Both are members of Same Domain. Question is: CO lost WAN connection and now local CO users cannot login.
The Idea was to have a local server so they can still authenticate even if disconnected from CA.
Question by:wainzin
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    Accepted Solution

    You need to make sure that the local DC is also a Global Catalog server and a DNS server. You also should set up sites ans services so that each site has its own subnet(s) and these are designated to sites in AD Sites and Services - that will make sure the DC on the same site gets used by default.

    Author Comment

    Thank You KCTS it makes sense, I will give it a try and let you know the results.

    Thanks Again
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    Expert Comment

    Not for points, but just to echo what KCTS has said...  He is absolutely correct.  Make sure your remove DC is a GC and make sure Sites and Services is correctly set up.


    Author Comment

    Thank You DrUltima, very much appreciated.


    Author Closing Comment

    Thank You for the quick response.

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