How to change default LOGONSERVER

Hello,

In our BES environment we have 3 servers, 2 of them have a Windows 2003 DC as logonserver. These 2 servers have no problems.

The 3rd BES server has a Windows 2008 DC as logonserver and has several login issues.

Can you please advise how I can change the default Logonserver to point to another DC?

Thanks.
kiran_kumar01Asked:
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Nagendra Pratap SinghConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Find out logon using the command on a good server

set logonserver

On the troubled server do this

SETX MyLogonServer %LOGONSERVER%

Setx is a utility in Windows Resource kit

You can run the above in a logon script and check it using the first command.


Let us know if it worked.
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-CPG-Commented:
Can try to specify it in the enviroment variables.  Properties of My Computer, Advanced System Settings, Enviroment Variables.

Can also check the registry for LOGONSERVER - there are a couple of entries in there.  Just replicate the configuration which works from your good machines to the one which isn't working.
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aadi369Commented:
In 2008 server, go to
administrator tools >
local policy >
user rights assigment >
give rights to 2003 domain administrator account to "allow log on locally" & "log on using batch"
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kiran_kumar01Author Commented:
The BES server which is having an issue is a Windows 2003 box.
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-CPG-Commented:
My suggestions were for 2003 / windows xp / windows 7
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Nagendra Pratap SinghCommented:
Or try this

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http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/2000/Q_21661187.html

You can allow your client machines to log on to a specific domain controller by changing the *SRV Priority*.

Go to DNS Console > Expand Forward Lookup Zone > domain_name.com > _MSDCS > _TCP > in right pane find two records so-called "LDAP" and "KERBEROS", edit these records and change the priority to 0 for this domain controller.

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kiran_kumar01Author Commented:
I shall check and get back

Many Thanks
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Nagendra Pratap SinghCommented:
I discussed it and found that the entries in DNS console reset themselves when you reboot it.

This is the recommended method from Microsoft

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc778225(WS.10).aspx
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kiran_kumar01Author Commented:
SetX command worked perfectly.

Many Thanks.
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