Subnets & Active Directory

Hi All,

I have created a new Active Directory site in a subnet.

There is a domain controller in this subnet which is in SITE 2

This server has leased me a DHCP address but when I check my logon server from the command prompt (echo %logonserver%) I am given a logon server that is 10.1.100..2 which is in a different subnet AND different site.

Why is this server processing login request for a subnet not listed in it's site? DC is 2008 R2 DC is 2003 R2
AD Level Is Server 2003.


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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Log on to that server and run in command-line

nltest /dsgetsite
nltest /dsgetsitecov

what those results say?

Are you sure that you created subnet with /16 not /8 ? :) and linked it into proper Site?


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Rich WeisslerProfessional Troublemaker^h^h^h^h^hshooterCommented:
  The DHCP address that was given to your workstation is in the range?
  Port are not blocked to the new domain controller?

  How long does a ping from your workstation take to each of the two DCs take?

techmissAuthor Commented:
Ok, own up time.

a) I thought I had rebooted but I hadn't
b) I left my wireless on.

I'll split the points, cheers guys.

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