Solved

Active directory users cannot logon to remote desktop when hamachi connection is down

Posted on 2013-01-07
4
736 Views
Last Modified: 2013-04-13
We have 2 domain controllers (Server A and Server B) connected and replicating over a LogMeIn Hamachi VPN connection.  Both servers are running Terminal Services.  We want to turn Server A off and decommission it.  When we turn server A off users cannot log in to remote desktop on server B.  They get an error that no logon server are available.  How do I force Server B to serve logins for remote desktop on Server B without Server A being available?
0
Comment
Question by:ciosystems
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Sarang Tinguria
ID: 38751956
check the DNS settings on the client /Server/DC follow below link and make currections accordingly

Best practices for DNS client settings on DC and domain members
http://abhijitw.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/best-practices-for-dns-client-settings-on-domain-controller/
0
 
LVL 77

Expert Comment

by:Rob Williams
ID: 38752141
You say both are terminal servers but is server A also a domain controller?
0
 

Author Comment

by:ciosystems
ID: 38752197
Yes. Both are DC's. We used Hamachi to help migrate from office to colo.
0
 
LVL 77

Accepted Solution

by:
Rob Williams earned 500 total points
ID: 38755870
Firstly it is most definitely not recommended to run terminal services on a domain controller for security reasons.
"Installing a terminal server on an Active Directory domain controller is not recommended. Allowing users to run programs on a domain controller could create security risks and performance issues."
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc742817(v=ws.10).aspx

However, that was not the question.  You will need to move all 5 FSMO roles from the server at site A to site B.  Has this been done?
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to set-up an On Demand, IPSec, Site to SIte, VPN from a Draytek Vigor Router to a Cyberoam UTM Appliance. A concise guide to the settings required on both devices
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
This tutorial will walk an individual through configuring a drive on a Windows Server 2008 to perform shadow copies in order to quickly recover deleted files and folders. Click on Start and then select Computer to view the available drives on the se…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

785 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question