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How to determine cached login?

I have a small Small Business Server 2008 domain composed of 1 HP ML350 G5 server and 5 workstations.  Four workstations run Windows 7 Pro, one runs Windows XP.
Sometimes when I log onto a workstation I'm not sure whether the workstation has connected to the server.
A long time ago when I used Windows NT server, the workstation would clearly announce it had not connected  by showing a message stating “cached login”.  Now  workstations do not issue a message.  Sometimes I can tell because the login takes much longer than usual.

Q)  How can I tell if a workstation has logged onto the server or has used a cached login?
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donpick
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NVITCommented:
On the workstation, System event ID 4624, Description, Logon Type = 11
https://www.ultimatewindowssecurity.com/securitylog/encyclopedia/event.aspx?eventID=4624
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VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
According to this Microsoft KB, Windows will display the below message when you log in to a computer with a cached logon due to the unavailability of a domain controller:
A domain controller for your domain could not be contacted. You have been logged on using cached account information. Changes to your profile since you last logged on may not be available.
What you can look at doing is disable cached logons altogether through the registry editor:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon\ 

Value Name: CachedLogonsCount
Data Type: REG_SZ
Value: Change from 10 to 0

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This will prevent cached logons should a DC be unavailable so your users/yourself will know immediately if there's an issue with AD.
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donpickAuthor Commented:
Very useful information!  Thank you both for replying promptly. I pay for this service so prompt replies are appreciated.
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NVITCommented:
You're welcome, donpick. Glad to help.
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