How to login to client pc even if the Domain Controller broken down or shutdown

Hi All

          i have a question relating to the domain controller, if i have a pc which already joined to the domain, and if the DC shutdown, all of the client pc wont be able to login to the computer, is there any GPO i can modify even if the DC broken down, all the client pc still can able to login to the computer ? Thanks !
piaakitAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Joseph OLoughlinIT Support SpecialistCommented:
Log in normally, unless cached credentials are disabled.  See (for example)
http://windowsitpro.com/windows/domain-credential-caching
0
Satish AutiSenior System AdministratorCommented:
You can login using credentials who already logged on that pc from cache. no new logins possible.
0
David Paris VicenteSystems and Comunications  Administrator Commented:
Hi,

Normally the user´s can log in to machines even if DC is down because Microsoft Windows caches previous users logon information locally so that they can log on if a logon server is unavailable during later logon attempts.

But for that the user´s had to logon in that machine at least once, before the DC is down or the logon will failed.
In case a user had made some changes in his account information's since the last logon, this will no be reflected in that session.

You can configure this security setting by opening the appropriate policy and expanding the console tree as such: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\

For windows 2008 the default value of the cachedlogonscount registry entry has changed from 10 to 25.

That setting is controlled by the following key:
   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon\ 

   ValueName: CachedLogonsCount
   Data Type: REG_SZ
   Values: 0 - 50

Open in new window


The other way is with local user accounts.

Hope this helps.

Regards
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2008

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

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.