Why workstation cannot create a domain list?
Posted on 2011-10-13
origin: single network single domain (Windows 2003):
default gateway: 10.0.1.1
svr-exch: 10.0.1.13; dns = 10.0.1.11/12
workstations use dhcp.
pc1: xp joined to domain 'mydomain'.
pc2: xp joined to domain 'mydomain'
all servers and workstations are in the same network.
segment workstations from servers as follow:
servers stay the same
workstations are put in 10.0.2.0/24 network
use dhcp to dispatch ip (10.0.2.x) and dns (10.0.1.11/12);
workstations are able to ping servers by ip and host name;
There are no dc in 10.0.2.x network.
pc1: ip=10.0.2.101, dns=10.0.1.11, able to ping servers by ip and host names.
remove pc1 from 'mydomain': ok
join pc1 back into 'mydomain': ok
when user logon to 'mydomain' from pc1 for the first time, a window pop up saying 'Please wait while the domain list is created'. it never finishes.
Q#1. What is really going on when the first user logon from a newly joined workstation? What networking protocols are required for this procedure? For example, is it unicast/multicast/broadcast?
Q#2. If a new domain controller is put in the same network as the workstation, will that resovle the issue?
Thanks a lot.