Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 4796
  • Last Modified:

Find logon server of remote host

I would like to simply find out what domain controller a remote workstation that is logged onto the network is binding to.  I believe this would be the %logon server% variable.  I'd prefer to use PowerShell to do this...and it'd be nice to use a text file of workstations as a reference point.  VB script would also do.  I'm a novice at these scripting methods.

Thanks!
0
patriots
Asked:
patriots
  • 3
1 Solution
 
Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Please try to use this syntax (you need to have enabled WinRM on remote host)

 
invoke-command -computername <ComputerName -credential DomainName\AdminUser -scriptblock {dir $env:logonserver}

Open in new window


and for text file (put there computer names, one by line)

 
get-content c:\comps.txt | %{invoke-command -computername $_ -credential DomainName\AdminUser -scriptblock {dir $env:logonserver} }

Open in new window


Regards,
Krzysztof
0
 
Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
OK, doesn't work. Forget about this syntax :/

Wait for other experts. Thanks

Krzysztof
0
 
Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
I'm reading a book about Exchange 2010 and I found some commands within EMS to connect to remote Exchange server. There was used New-PSSession cmdlet. I read some help for that Get-Help New-PSSession -full and I found how to do that :)

Check that for one PC first (remember, you need to enable remote management)

 
$session = New-PSSession -ComputerName <ComputerName> -Authentication Kerberos
Invoke-Command -Session $session -ScriptBlock { dir env:logonserver }
Remove-PSSession $session

Open in new window


save this code as .ps1 file and run to check results :]

Krzysztof
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

  • 3
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now